WHEN: Sunday, June 17, opens with a light brunch at 11:30 am, to be followed at 12 noon by the reading and discussion with Ms. Kashiwagi and her translator Takako Lento
WHERE: Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton
More information is available HERE
Mari Kashiwagi, an award-winning poet, is coming from Japan to give a reading of her “Butterfly” poems inspired by this month’s Princeton Festival production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
The event, co-sponsored by the Festival, the Festival Guild, and the Library.
“We are delighted that this internationally known poet has agreed to give a reading as part of this year’s Festival,” said Richard Tang Yuk, Artistic and Executive Director. “It is a tribute to the power and universal appeal of Puccini’s wonderful opera that it inspired her spare and evocative “Butterfly” poems, and we’re eagerly anticipating her insights.”
WHEN: Saturday, June 16, at 7:30 pm. There will be two more performances on Sunday, June 24 and Sunday, July 1, both at 3 pm
WHERE: Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Centre, 91 University Place, Princeton
For ticket information and a listing of all Princeton Festival events, visit www.princetonfestival.org, or call 609.258.ARTS (2787).
In-depth information on the opera is available HERE.