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Production: 'In the Time of the Butterflies' (See all 4 roles)

Minerva/Maria Teresa "Mate" Understudy

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Production Details

Casting understudies for "In the Time of the Butterflies," based on the novel by Julia Alvarez.

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Female, ages 18-35, Hispanic

Role Description

Minerva/Maria Teresa "Mate" Understudy: Minerva plays from ages 12–34, the most spirited of the sisters, the most heavily involved in the movement, young and beautiful and the object of El Jefe’s affection which is the start of many of the problems for the Mirabal family, she is the one that is called La Mariposa. Maria Teresa "Mate" (pronounced "mah-tay") is the youngest of the Mirabal sisters, is in a hurry to grow up and be able to do all of the things the older girls can do, especially when it comes to fighting for the freedom of her people, becomes Minerva’s strongest comrade on the flight of La Mariposa.