Butterflies are Free
"Adventurous theater in Astoria"

-- The New York Times

By Leonard Gershe

September 20-29, 2002

“There is a more than credible repertory company working right here in Queens that has mounted an entertaining production of Butterflies are Free. The cast of four play the sadly dated play, about a blind man finding romance, to quite accomplished effect.” -QueensAlternative.com


Butterflies are Free, by Leonard Gershe, is a warm and funny play about an aspiring young songwriter named Don who has been blind since birth. Don moves out of his overprotective mother’s house to find out if he can succeed in establishing his independence. Join him as he has an affair with a zany LA actress and navigates his escape from his mother’s loving clutches.


“At times it is painful to watch Chris Santangelo’s performance as Don. His heart and his insecurity are worn on his sleeve and his portrayal of a blind man are more than convincing. A great show!” -theQueensScene.org

“The Astoria Performing Arts production values, from lighting to set design were excellent…I recommend this production for its overall success in characterization and production values…”Forest Hills Ledger

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