Madame Butterfly, the story of a beautiful Japanese geisha who gives up her faith and her family to marry an American naval lieutenant, is at once compelling and heartbreaking. Set to Puccini's powerful score with costumes and sets by Peter Farmer, Stanton Welch's Madame Butterfly is a stunning achievement in neoclassical ballet that has been an international success, with performances on three continents.
Let's gather by the steps near the picnic table area in between the picnic table area and the theater (look for the red balloons). Please consider this area will look different when it is getting dark and when there are crowds of people. The picnic table area is on the left side of the theater as you are looking at the stage.
If you are planning to attend the performance, but do not intend to join the group, please do not rsvp yes to this event. It falsely enlarges the number of attendees.
We will be sitting in the bring-your-own-chair section on a grassy hill. Please bring a camping chair or blanket/beach towel to sit on. It is also suggested to bring your own snacks and beverages as well as bug spray. No glass containers allowed. (This is a city park policy ... no one will look.)
Admission is free. Tickets are not required to sit on the hill.
Concessions and public restrooms are available.
Due to construction, all Metro Rail stations will be closed. The 700 Rail Shuttle will be running along the rail line. If you were planning to take the train from downtown, please allow extra time.
Complimentary surface lot parking is available at the Houston Zoo Main Entrance and at the Houston Garden Center. Complimentary street parking is available around Hermann Park. Limited handicapped only parking is available on the Miller lot behind the theater.
For GPS users, please consider even though the theater has a street address, it is located in the center of a public park. Therefore, the parking areas are not directly adjacent to the theater. In order to avoid any stress with finding an unfamiliar location at night, please review the MAP of Hermann Park and allow plenty of time to arrive at the theater.
This is a multi-group event.