The Butterflies (play)

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The Butterflies
Three female actors, with two dressed as men and the third, in the center, dressed in an elegant gown with a large headpiece; the leftmost character offers a chair, being held by the rightmost character, to the woman in the center.
A production of The Butterflies at Vassar College on November 13, 1897
Written by Henry Guy Carleton
Date premiered February 5, 1894 (1894-02-05)
Place premiered Palmer's Theater
New York City
Setting St. Augustine, Florida and Lenox, Massachusetts[1]

The Butterflies is an American play. It was featured on Broadway in 1894 and starred Maude Adams.


It was written by Henry Guy Carleton.[2] It opened on February 5, 1894 at Palmer's Theater, New York City, and played for thirteen weeks, and closed May 5. It toured Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and later San Francisco.[3]


  1. ^ "The Butterflies". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Pearson's Magazine. Pearson Publishing Co. 1908. 
  3. ^ Maude Adams: idol of American theater, 1872-1953. McFarland. 2004. ISBN 9780786419272. 

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