Rattlesnake Wins Hummingbird’s Heart: A Word for Word Performance

Sunday, May 5 | 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Free
  • Native American
  • Youth

Greg Sarris and Native youth of Sonoma County

FREE — Experience indigenous legends the way they were passed down—through oral tradition. Word for Word Performing Arts Company is an ensemble whose mission is to tell great stories with elegant theatricality, staging performances of classic and contemporary fiction. Today’s performance features Native youth from Sonoma County presenting an adaptation of the story “Rattlesnake Wins Hummingbird’s Heart” from Greg Sarris’s collection “How a Mountain Was Made,” indigenous stories from Sonoma Mountain. How does a creature as lowly as Rattlesnake win the beautiful Hummingbird? What key does Rattlesnake possess? Come find out. Performance is 45 minutes, followed by discussion.

The Marsh - Theater

Sponsored by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria