Dallas Children’s Theater 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. Yana Wana’s story exposes an amazing and unknown ancestral connection to the bluebonnet that gives María a renewed sense of self and family pride.
A co-production with Cara Mia Theatre, it is 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. Recommended for ages 6 and up.