ON STAGE TONIGHT! Local Young Texans to perform ‘The Story of Our Heroes’


After a year of virtual rehearsals, training and performances, the members of the Gonzales Young Texian program at the Crystal Theatre will be back live on stage to perform “The Story of Our Heroes.”

The play uses historical personal accounts, reenactments, and singing of original ballads to tell the story of Gonzales from the First shot of Come and Take It to the aftermath of the Runaway Scrape. It is performed entirely by young people.

Performances will be held 7 p.m. Friday, July 23 at the Crystal Theatre, 511 St. Lawrence St., and at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 24 at the amphitheater of the Gonzales Memorial Museum, 414 Smith St.

Admission is free to both performances. Donations are encouraged for the non-profit theatre.

The theatre’s primary focus is providing theatrical education to young people from all backgrounds.

The Young Texians perform at The Alamo, as well at Gonzales’ Come and Take It celebration.

The theatre’s year-round Shakespeare Ninja Project – held in conjunction with the University of Texas Shakespeare at Winedale Outreach Program – was on track last year to have students study Shakespeare in England before COVID-19 travel restrictions nixed the trip.

The theatre also is in its 27th year of hosting a summer youth workshop.