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


  • 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. 

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