Wurtele Thrust Stage
by Marsha Norman
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.
Comment: For more on the subject, see Louise Erdrich on Faces of America and Native Plays and Other Stage Shows.