Mandy Levin, Benjamin Matthes, Theatre Tribe, LA

LIFE IN THE TREES

Joined at the Head

Ellen Parker and Catherine Butterfield in the original Manhattan Theatre Club production

Nominated for Drama Desk and Obie Award.  Winner of New York Newsday/Oppenheimer award.


​Reviews of Manhattan Theatre Club production:


"Refreshing talent... In a manner related to Tom Stoppard and John Guare, the work deals enticingly with truth and fiction... a vibrant reflection on life, art and friendship.....a striking accomplishment."   

NEW YORK TIMES

“An incontestable achievement,”  THE NEW YORKER

“For the actress and the playwright to be 'Joined at the Head,' as they are in Catherine Butterfield's fine, funny play of that title at the Manhattan Theater Club at City Center is a feat tantamount to splitting one's personality. That Butterfield does it successfully is a tribute to her many talents as a writer and actress.An elegant off-Broadway debut for a fine playwright and actress who is a name to watch for in either capacity.” UPI


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BROWNSTONE.



"Not since Steel Magnolias has there been a new comedy as laughable and loveable.  The humor swells from smiles to chuckles to guffaws, and sentiment waxes from warm to glowing."   New York Daily News
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A couple navigates the maddening waters of their later-in-life "geriatric" pregnancy. "A laugh out loud hoot!"  Malibu Times

Coming October 1, 2022 to the

Open Fist Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, 


 Adam Ferrara and Peggy Scott, Abingdon Theatre, NYC

Josh Banday, Tisha Terrasini-Banker and Derek Manson

​​              THE SLEEPER

             Winner of Kaufman and Hart Award for Best New Comedy

  A sheltered but unhappy housewife falls in love with her son's tutor..... and then begins to suspect he's a terrorist.   

Amy Tribbey and Matthew Walker, Arkansas Repertory

Originally produced at Manhattan Theatre Club, 1992

​       Drama Desk nominee, Outstanding New Play

Ray VIrta, Ellen Parker, Ms. Butterfield in the original WPA Theatre Production, NYC

Jeff Allyn and Catherine Butterfield,​ Pasadena Playhouse

"Simply laugh and enjoy a fun play!" Broadway World

"A shockingly funny family comedy," Stagebuddy.com

"Funny, clever and plays all the right notes," Theatre Pizzazz

"Skims along with witty lightness over a thoughtful overtone,"  Curtain Up


Deborah Puette and Brian Rohan                                           Kim Shively and Dorothea Harahan                                         Lori Okin and Gino Anthony Pesi                                           

Three different eras in the life of a New York Brownstone.  Originally produced at the Laguna Playhouse in 2008. 


"Intimate triple two-hander boasts enough intriguing characters and plot twists to satisfy a narrative-hungry audience..." Variety

​"The playwright has an engaging, easy tone, and she's refreshingly frank about the ways women let their desire tie them into knots."  LA TIMES


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Derek Manson and Anna Laurie Rives.

"What is the playwright's equivalent of the novelist's "unputdownable'- 'ungetupable' perhaps? Butterfield ... deserves some such accolade." - The New York Post

"A thoughtful, balanced, cleanly structured work. Ms. Butterfield has a gift for clear exposition that many other playwrights would benefit from." - New York Times


"A richly complex story about what people are willing to live with in marriages that aren't perfect.  Under  Evan Yionoulis' sensitive direction even the children come off as totally believable."

New York Newsday


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Welcome to your

Alternative Reality

Life Expectancy

TO THE BONE

"Butterfield does in ninety minutes what it would take many writers a lifetime to do -- peel back the layers of unique individuals to make you understand how they feel."  North Arkansas News

"A prolific writer, Butterfield confidently switches among settings and does frequent about faces in tone. Zippy and hilarious."  LA Times

It Has To Be You

Catherine Butterfield and Ellen Dolan in the original Irish Repertory Theatre Production, New York. 

Josh Brolin and Melissa Hurst in the GeVa Production, Rochester, NY

Corrie Vickers, Pete Gardner, Theatre Tribe Production

Bjorn Johnson, Tisha Terrasini Banker, Emily Tunan.

Open Fist Theatre, Los Angeles

Robin Rose and Catherine Butterfield,

​Pasadena Playhouse Production.

Snowing at Delphi

PREVIOUSLY PRODUCED PLAYS

The Plays and Short Films of

Catherine Butterfield 


Catherine Butterfield, author of the eloquent "Joined at the Head," is a playwright with a near-perfect touch: Her wry reversals of plot and audience expectations deliver compassionate takes on contemporary contradictions and confusions.  "Life in the Trees" is a gem, achingly funny and true. CHICAGO TRIBUNE


"An amusing exegesis of urban angst, "Life in the Trees" places Catherine Butterfield among the premiere ranks of disaffected playwrights whose humor derives from endearingly     neurotic characters ravaged by the killing stress of big city life." LA TIMES

"Butterfield again proves herself a superior playwright, a master of delicious dialogue, with heart beneath the humor."  VARIETY


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​"Plunges us into an entirely insane alternate reality that somehow feels more logical and sane than the current state of our nation.   Buckle up folks, you're in for one hell of a ride! " STAGE RAW


"A versatile ensemble with comic chops and a crisp sense of timing,"....."An entertaining evening, with the promise of diversion from the twisted lunacy of today's headlines amply fulfilled."   CAPITAL AND MAIN


"A triumph... in your face lampooning, akin to something one might see on "Saturday Nite Live" only better, smarter, and funnier"   THEATER NOTES


"An entertaining antidote to a world where actual news is deemed fake and outright lies are dubbed 'alternate facts.'....  STAGESCENELA