DRAMATIS PERSONAE

Characters in the Musical adaptation:

EDWARD NELSON, an American scientist and ornithologist

VERY USEFUL, his Mexican servant

DIEGO CLEMENTE, Nelson’s young assistant, newly arrived from Seville

ROBERTO DUARTE, the owner of a failing henequen plantation and bookstore

SOFIA, his beautiful daughter, a young woman who challenges convention

GABRIELA, his wife

AUNT MARTA, Gabriela’s spinster sister

DOÑA LAURA, the family matriarch and Roberto’s mother

PATRICIA, Sofia’s friend and confidante

DON VICTOR BLANCO TORRES, a fabulously wealthy henequero

DOÑA ALICIA, his wife

CARLOS, their son, a dandy

DON FRANCISCO & DON MÁXIMO, rich henequeros and Don Victor’s associates

LOLA FERNANDEZ, a local insurgent leader

YOUNG MEN & WOMEN OF SOCIETY

PEASANT INSURGENTS

The action takes place in Mérida and elsewhere in the Yukatán region of Mexico, in the year 1910.