Nobody Suspects a Butterfly

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY CHRIS HENRY
WITH ADDITIONAL WRITINGS BY KATIE AVEBE
Performed May 29-31, 2008 at 8 PM.

In Winthrop, Maine, (pop. 6,724) within a span of 26 months five former high school athletes committed suicide. The media sought to find reason by focusing on one aspect of the boys’ lives – high school football.  When CNN and Sports Illustrated (see Sports Illustrated article) investigated the story, it became national news. Nobody Suspects A Butterfly is a play based on these true events, told through football, dance, archival footage and interviews.

In 2008, HBO Sports and Ross Greenburg commissioned Henry to write a film treatment for Nobody Suspects A Butterfly.

The last workshop of Nobody Suspects A Butterfly, directed by Chris Henry and choreographed by Dante Puleio, was presented at TBG Theatre in New York City May 2011.

A scene from NOBODY SUSPECTS A BUTTERFLY
A scene from NOBODY SUSPECTS A BUTTERFLY

A scene from NOBODY SUSPECTS A BUTTERFLY
A scene from NOBODY SUSPECTS A BUTTERFLY

A scene from NOBODY SUSPECTS A BUTTERFLY
A scene from NOBODY SUSPECTS A BUTTERFLY

A scene from NOBODY SUSPECTS A BUTTERFLY
A scene from NOBODY SUSPECTS A BUTTERFLY

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FEATURING / Anthony Rapp, Aaron King, Adam Delia, Charlie Kevin, Daniel Shafer, Jake Robards, Jacob Salas, Kai Chapman, Katy Wright-Mead, Laura Allen, Lou Carbonneau, Matt Lundy, Michael Johnson, Nic Tyler, Patricia Buckley, Paul Jones, Ryan Morrison, Zak Slemmer and Gabrielle Sterbenz.  
 
Set & Prop Design 
/ Lane Wood
 
Lighting and Video Design / David Bengali 
 
Costume Design 
Callie Gale


Sound Design / Scott O'Brien 
Production & Technical Manager Andy Theodorou
Director / Chris Henry