WYOpen Stages, a diversity initiative of the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance, will be presenting “Bless Me, Coatlicue” on Friday and Saturday, February 11-12, at 7:30 pm.

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“Bless Me, Coatlicue” is the first play about the life and work of the celebrated Chicano writer Rudolfo Anaya. The dramatic staged reading is produced by UW Department of Theatre and Dance faculty members Cecilia Aragón and Patrick Konesko, and directed by Aragón.

Tickets are $5 for the public and $3 for senior citizens and students. To purchase tickets, visit the Performing Arts box office, call (307) 766-6666, or go online.

Anaya had deep roots in rural New Mexico. His father’s family members were cattle workers and sheepherders, while those on his mother’s side were farmers from Puerto de Luna in the Pecos Valley. His upbringing is reflected in his many novels, children’s books, poetry, plays, and nonfiction works.

“Bless Me, Coatlicue” tracks Anaya’s development and identity as a writer from his early work in the 1960s until his death in 2020.

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