HER EYES WERE BLUE
The San Antonio Premiere of a One-Woman Show
About Cynthia Ann Parker
On November 12-13, 2010, the Overtime Theater will present the San Antonio premiere of a one-woman show about Cynthia Ann Parker, a remarkable woman who had an important impact on U.S history.
Written and performed by Caralyn Snyder, Her Eyes Were Blue presents Cynthia Ann Parker in her everyday life among the Comanche. Although she might be better known as the mother of Quanah Parker, Comanche chief of the Quahadi band in the late 19th Century, Cynthia Ann had an amazing story in her own right.
Captured at the age of nine, she eventually married a soon-to-be Comanche chief, Peta Nacona. As a grown woman and mother, she was re-taken by Anglos, who killed all but one other person in her camp. Not allowed to return to “her people,” Cynthia was held by members of her former Anglo family in Texas and died – many say of a broken heart.
This touching story brings a remarkable woman to life. Caralyn Snyder has performed her one-woman show at a number of regional venues, including the Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado, and the Pease River Playhouse in Quanah, Texas.
The month of November has been designated “Native American Heritage Month” by the U.S. government to honor the “significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S.” (http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/index.html) The Overtime Theater’s directors are happy to have the opportunity to participate in this recognition through Caralyn Snyder’s beautifully realized stage work.