Yana Wana’s Legend of the Bluebonnet
by Maria F. Rocha and Roxanna Schroader-Arce
Recommended for ages 6+
A play for young audiences produced by Indigenous Cultures Institute and Teatro Vivo
Thirteen-year-old María is having trouble in school. Her mom sends her to stay with her Coahuiltecan grandmother in distant Laredo for discipline and perspective. There, María is told an ancient story of young Yana Wana who followed a sacred deer to find water and save her people from a prolonged drought. Yana Wana undertakes a perilous journey all the way to the Sacred Springs where she finds the gushing fountains that have never gone dry, in the place now called San Marcos. This ancient story exposes an amazing and unknown ancestral connection to the bluebonnet that gives María a renewed sense of herself and her community through her Native American identity.
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.
Individual Streaming – $10
Family of 2 to 3 – $15
Family of 4 or more – $20
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