Time Period - 1970s, 1960s
Settings Of Play - The entire action takes place in Don Baker's apartment on East 11th Street in New York City.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Cuttings allowed, Monologues, Scene work
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Young Don Baker, hero of his mother's children's book series, "Donny Dark" has been blind since birth, his overprotective mother following his every move. Don finally decides to take his own apartment in Manhattan and pursue his songwriting ambitions. When she meets his kooky neighbor, sexy actress Jill, Mrs. Baker's controlling instincts go into overdrive with hilariously touching results.
"A lovely play. It is funny when it means to be, sentimental when it is so inclined, and heartwarming." - New York Daily News
"A charming play... humorous, winning and quietly moving." - New York Post
Butterflies Are Free was first presented on Broadway by Arthur Whitelaw, Max J. Brown, and Byron Goldman at the Booth Theatre in New York City on October 21, 1969. It was directed by Milton Katselas.