Yana Wana’s Legend of the Bluebonnet

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 3-12, 2019

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.

Public Performances:

Friday, October 4th 7PM (Austin, TX)

Saturday, October 5th 11AM; 2PM (Austin, TX)

Sunday, October 6th 11AM; 2PM (Austin, TX)

Friday, October 11th 7PM (Austin, TX)

Saturday, October 12th 11AM; 2PM (Austin, TX)

Wednesday, October 16th 7PM (San Marcos, TX)

Purchase Tickets Here!

Children under 12 year $5
Students 13 and older, veterans, elders $10
General Admission $15
Reserved Seating $20

Running time: approx. 50 min; no intermission

Performances October 4th-12th
Emma S. Barrientos
Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street, Austin, Texas 78701

Free parking at the theatre. Please be sure to get a parking pass from the attendant on duty when you arrive at the theatre.

Performances October 16th
Goodnight Auditorium
1301 TX-123
San Marcos, TX 78666


If you are interested in bringing your students to see this performances; please CLICK HERE for more information!


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.

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