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.
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Tickets for Yana Wana’s Legend of the Bluebonnet will be available for purchase soon.
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.