Yana Wana’s Legend of the Bluebonnet is a new indigenous play for young audiences with original Coahuiltecan music.
Thirteen-year old María is having trouble in school, so her Mom sends her to stay with her Coahuiltecan grandmother in Laredo. There, María is told the ancient story of young Yana Wana, who followed a revered deer to find water and save her people. Yana Wana’s story exposes and amazing and unknown ancestral connection to the bluebonnet that gives María a renewed sense of self and family pride. A beautiful and original play that illustrates the power of heritage and the value of one’s own story – especially one as ancient as the petroglyphs of Texas.
If you are a teacher and are interested in bringing your students to a daytime performance, please e-mail Oscar at yanawanabooking@for additional information.
Yana Wana’s Legend of the Bluebonnet
by Maria Rocha
and Roxanne Schroeder-Arce
with music by Héctor Martínez-Morales
Directed by Rudy Ramirez
October 3-16, 2019
This project is supported in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the San Marcos Arts Commission.
Tickets for Yana Wana’s Legend of the Bluebonnet are available here.
2019/10/04 - 2019/10/12
Additional time info:
Friday, October 4, Opening Night post-show reception with the cast and crew.
Free Parking is available to guests attending the center’s programs, galleries and special events. A temporary parking pass is available in the main office. There is also metered street parking available.