"Her Eyes Were Blue" Written & performed by Caralyn Snyder

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2010-11-10
One of the saddest tales in all of Texas’ bloody, violent mythos is a true story. In 1836 one Cynthia Ann Parker, age 9, lost her family to a band of Comanche who, true to form, wiped out the travelling missionary adults but adopted and raised the kids in their own families. Child psychology being what it is, the little girl soon spoke, ate, sang, thought, rode a horse, fell in love, married and raised kids as a Comanche. As an adult, however, she was spied during a Texas Ranger raid on the Comanches, recognized as the long-lost Cynthia Ann, and forcibly returned with one of her children to her now-alien and terrifying white family. Caralyn Snyder, herself part-Comanche, enacts the Parker epic in a one-woman show. Snyder has performed Her Eyes Were Blue in other venues, including the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado, and the Pease River Playhouse in Quanah, Texas. $12, 8pm Nov 12-13, Her Eyes Were Blue: A One-Woman Play about Cynthia Ann Parker, The Overtime Theater, Blue Star Bldg #103, (210) 557-756