Grandpa Lolo's Navajo Saddle Blanket (University of New Mexico Press) by Nasario Garcia
Recuerdos ViVos New Mexico and Teatro Paraguas present a staged reading of Nasario's simple yet transcendent story of an enduring friendship between a Hispanic rancher and a Navajo herder and weaver in the early part of the twentieth century. Adapted and directed by Shebana Coelho, the readings features Nasario Garcia playing the role of his grandfather Teodoro (Lolo) and Oscar Rodriguez as Manuelito Yazzie. The cast also includes Amador Gonzales in the role of the young Nasario, and Ana Maria Gonzalez, Crawford MacCallum, and Argos MacCallum.
The actual tilmas from the story will be available for viewing, and historical photographs will be projected.
Santa Fe Downtown Branch ( 145 Washington Ave.) Friday, Oct. 4 at 4:00 pm
La Farge Branch ( 1730 Llano St.) Saturday, Oct 5 at 10:30 pm,
Southside Branch ( 6599 Jaguar Drive) Saturday, Oct. 5 at 2:30 pm
The performances will take place in the Community Room at each Library and admission is free.