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Lecture: playwright David Henry Hwang

Tony-winning playwright David Henry Hwang will give a public lecture.

He will be in residence in the Quad-Cities as part of the 2019-2020 Visiting Artist Series from Quad City Arts. 

A book signing will be held after the lecture.

Tickets will be available through the Augustana College Ticket Office.

Hwang is most famous for writing “M. Butterfly” (about the relationship between a French diplomat and a Peking opera singer), which premiered on Broadway in 1988 and won the Tony Award for Best Play. The play also won the Drama Desk Award, John Gassner Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

According to Opera News, Hwang is America's most produced living opera librettist.

The Chinese-American playwright has been described by the New York Times as "a true original," and by Time Magazine as "the first important dramatist of American public life since Arthur Miller.”


Brunner Theatre Center

3750 7th Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201
United States

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$15, or $10 for students



Danielle Roman