Cara Mía Theatre presents Yana Wana’s Legend of the Bluebonnet
Ten-year-old María is having trouble in school, so 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 revered deer to find water to save her people. After struggling with her new surroundings, María discovers an amazing and unknown ancestral connection to Yana Wana, the deer, and the bluebonnet, filling her with a renewed sense of self and family pride. A beautiful, 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.