Blaze of Glory
Performed by Mary Margaret Mann
1835 - Dust blows across the plains the rivers run deep independent people seek a fresh start and settle in Texas, a rugged, southwestern territory bordering Mexico.
A rebellion of colonists from the United States and Tejanos put up an armed resistance to the government of Mexico. The Mexican Congress has issued a decree, declaring that any foreigners fighting against Mexican troops “will be deemed pirates and dealt with as such, being citizens of no nation presently at war with the Republic and fighting under no recognized flag.”
Only the province of Texas has succeeded in breaking with Mexico establishing the Republic of Texas. Determined to avenge Mexico’s honor Santa Anna has vowed to personally retake Texas. On October 2, 1835, a shot rang out at the Battle of Gonzales – the revolution has begun.
Mary Margaret Mann portrays trail blazing women whose lives were intertwined with the remarkable war of independence. Blaze of Glory, set with the backdrop of reenactment photography by Mary Waters, will enchant you and take you back to 1835.
On Saturday, March 21st, Arts for Rural Texas celebrates Texas Independence Day by sponsoring this incredible journey. There will be two shows. The matinee performance will be from 2 PM – 4 PM with wine and appetizers served at 1:30 PM. The evening performance will begin at 7 PM with pre-performance serve at 6:30 PM. Tickets are available for $30 per person or $50 for two people. Reservations are limited to 40 patrons per performance assuring each person a quality, up-close event. Arts for Rural Texas is accepting reservations at 979-378-2113.