The Cushing Public Library will host Alan Clark’s drama “Guerrero,” set in the year 1517, two years before the Conquest of Mexico, on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 1 p.m.

Gonzalo Guerrero was a “sailor from Palos,” one of 15 shipwrecked on a voyage from Panama to Santo Domingo around 1510. After spending two weeks in the ship’s boat, the party drifted ashore on Mexico’s Caribbean coast where they were captured by the local Maya and put into cages. Some were sacrificed right away.

By the time Cortes arrived in 1519 on the island of Cozumel, only two of the original 15 were left, Guerrero and a man who back in Spain had taken holy orders, Jeronimo de Aguilar. Aguilar was living as a slave for a Maya lord. Guerrero had by this time become a famous man in the Maya world, a chief in time of war for Nachan Kaan, lord of Chectumal, and married to a rich Maya woman with whom he had Mexico’s first mestizo children.

“Guerrero” is told from the perspective of five people, Guerrero himself, his wife, Mucuy (little dove), Aguilar, Nachan Kaan, and Gurerero’s mother, Alicia, back in Spain.

The readers/actors for this performance are George Lowander (Nachan Kaan), Brenda Tucker (Mucuy), Eric Anderson (Jeronimo deAguilar), Judith Olson (Alicia) and the author as Gonzalo Guerrero.

“Guerrero” has been performed in both Spanish and English in Mexico, at the Farnsworth Museum, and most recently by the theater department at Colby College, directed by Richard Sewell.

This is a free performance. Light refreshments will follow. For more information call 354-7212.