Join SA Current Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Marisela Barrera Brings Urban Legends to Life in ‘Ruby Reds, Big Birds y Burras’

Posted By on Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 5:20 AM

click to enlarge IMAGES COURTESY OF MARISELA BARRERA
  • Images courtesy of Marisela Barrera
For one weekend only, theater-goers can find themselves face to face with two of San Antonio’s most feared urban legends: Lechuza and the Donkey Lady. Only this time, they’ll be portrayed with a modern twist in Marisela Barrera’s second installment of the Tejana Trilogy. First performed as a one-woman show at Jump-Start Performance Company, Ruby Reds, Big Birds y Burras will get the full-ensemble treatment at this weekend’s performances. Written and directed by Barrera, the play takes place along the Texas borderlands, sharing the stories of characters born from local legends. Local audiences can expect to recognize iconic spots (like Saluté and Bill Miller BBQ) and be familiar with the play’s South Texas slang and Tex-Mex flair as the trilogy’s characters find their way home. 

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 3, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2020 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation