The Hero Twins: Blood Race
by University of Texas Theatre & Dance

Dec. 06 - Dec. 07, 2019


The orders of the ruling and working classes have forever been decided by a competitive race through the underworld. For as long as this Blood Race has been run, the ruling class have remained victorious. Moth’s twin brother Cricket ran the Blood Race on behalf of the working people and never returned from the underworld. Now, in order to free her brother and liberate her people, Moth must compete in the race herself. To win, Moth needs to beat the odds, overcome deadly obstacles and defeat the reigning champion, Jaguar. When she learns the truth of the Blood Race and the society built upon it, Moth faces a choice: accept the way things are and have always been, or imagine a way for her society to start anew. We. Free. Us.


The Hero Twins: Blood Race is a brand new, original story inspired by the politics and culture of classic Mayan society.


This play–full of music, back-flips, and dynamic adventure sequences–is designed to inspire energetic audience engagement. Audience members will be invited to choose sides and cheer enthusiastically during the various competitions that make up the Blood Race, ultimately engaging their hearts and minds.


The Hero Twins: Blood Race was originally written for children in 3-6 grade, but is an enjoyable adventure for the entire family.


The Hero Twins: Blood Race is approximately 45 minutes with no intermission.




The Hero Twins: Blood Race
by Ramón Esquivel
University of Texas Theatre & Dance

December 06 - December 07, 2019
Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX, 78701


Opening: December 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Additional Performances: December 7 at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.