The Master Butchers Singing Club by Marsha Norman
had its World Premiere at the Guthrie Theater in September, 2010
Based upon the novel by Louise Erdrich
Developed and Directed by Francesca Zambello
Adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Marsha Norman from the best-selling novel by Louise Erdrich, The Master Butchers Singing Club chronicles the intersecting lives of German immigrant and butcher Fidelis and sideshow performer Delphine as they settle into the small town of Argus, North Dakota. Bookended by the two World Wars and set against a tapestry of song, this moving story traces the bond between a mother and her child, the boundless friendship between two women, and one’s life-changing discovery of true love.
The Master Butchers Singing Club is a recipient
of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays award.