Created, Directed, and Performed by Ramesh Meyyappan
With Naomi Livingstone and Chris Alexander
Inspired by Madame Butterfly, the original short story by John Luther Long, this striking show explores themes of love, disappointment, loss, and hope. This fantastical wordless piece uses visually poetic narrative and beautiful, handcrafted puppets to tell the tragic tale of Butterfly, a kitemaker, whose lover has left her alone and isolated.
Scotland-based Singaporean, Ramesh Meyyappan is a critically-acclaimed theater creator who develops performances using an eclectic mix of visual and physical theater styles.
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Ramesh Meyyappan is a theater creator who uses a mix of visual and physical theater styles to continually develop and extend his theatrical visual vocabulary, and is delighted that his practice has begun to encompass puppetry. His solo performances and collaborations have toured nationally and internationally, to much critical acclaim. Twice winner of Best Actor at the Life! Theatre Awards (Singapore). Snails and Ketchup (2012 Cultural Olympiad – Unlimited) was nominated for a Total Theatre Award UK.
He was part of the Program Design Team for BA Degree for Deaf Theatre at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is coordinating the Visual Theatre module within the degree program.
"A sensory delight that grips at your heart without uttering a word." - Theatre Is Easy
"An enchanting adult fairy tale." - TheaterScene.net
"You should run not walk to see 59E59's Butterfly" - Theater in the Now