Nearly 105 Years after Geronimo’s Death, Rudy Ramos Gives a Voice to the Great Apache Warrior


Geronimo has been the subject of movies before; Chuck Conners played Geronimo in Geronimo 1962, and in 1993 Wes Studi took on the legend in Geronimo: An American Legend.  In the 1950’s  Desilu western television show,  The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Earp befriends Geronimo.  But no one has ever resurrected the Spirit of Geronimo, and allowed himself to become the embodiment of the Great Apache Warrior turned prisoner of war… until now.

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Rudy Ramos, a Lawton, Oklahoma native, returned home to perform his one man stage production of Geronimo, Life on the Reservation, written by Janelle Meraz Hooper on Saturday, May 3, 2014.  Ramos has been on the road touring with his live production of Geronimo, Life on the Reservation since March 22, 2014 when the show premiered in Tucson at the annual 2014 High Chaparral Reunion.

Ramos’s performance before a hometown crowd at The Lawton Community Theater did not disappoint.  A full house eagerly welcomed the actor home.  While waiting for the show to begin, the local audience chattered amongst themselves about “how they knew Rudy.” Image

The chattered died down when Ramos took his place on stage for act one.  The play begins in 1886 Arizona as Geronimo prepares to surrender to the US government, and Ramos’s audience travels back in time and becomes Geronimo’s audience.  As the play progresses, it becomes apparent that Geronimo takes great pleasure in entertaining an audience.  An enraptured crowd who thought they came to see Rudy Ramos play Geronimo is instead taken on a journey through time, hosted by Geronimo, that begins at the warrior’s surrender in Arizona, and ends in Lawton, Oklahoma, 1909, shortly before his death.

Through Ramos, Geronimo is allowed to share his innermost thoughts with his audience.  We see more than just another side to Geronimo.  We are given access to his mind and his spirit so that we are able to understand who Geronimo really was and how he made the decision to surrender, not to give up, but to preserve the future of the Apache tribe.

Ramos’s brilliant performance was unquestionably worthy of the approval of Geronimo, himself.  To no one’s surprise, Ramos received a standing ovation, and afterwards was mobbed by audience members who wanted the chance to get autographs, pictures, and meet the man who took us all on a riveting journey that left every single person spellbound in the end.

To find out more about Geronimo, Life on the Reservation click hereTo learn more about the author, Janelle Meraz Hooper click here. To find out about the next High Chaparral Reunion click here.

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Exclusive for High Chaparral, Rudy Ramos, aka “Wind” Fans


“Geronimo, Life on the Reservation” is set to premiere in Tucson during the High Chaparral Reunion at the casino del Sol March 22, 2014.

Courtesy of the High Chaparral Reunion page on Facebook

Courtesy of the High Chaparral Reunion page on Facebook

Courtesy of the High Chaparral Reunion page on Facebook

Courtesy of the High Chaparral Reunion page on Facebook

Rudy Ramos attended the 2013 High Chaparral Reunion last March at the Old Tucson Studios (where High Chaparral was filmed), in Tucson, Arizona.  While at the reunion, Rudy gave his very first reading of his one man performance of his own production of “Geronimo, Life on the Reservation.”

Rudy Ramos fans will be excited to know that his reading was recorded, and is available for viewing.  Rudy will be taking “Geronimo, Life on the Reservation,” on a nation wide tour that will premiere on March 22, 2014, during the High Chaparral Reunion at the casino del Sol. Tour dates are scheduled for Tombstone, Arizona, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Muskogee, Oklahoma, with more on the way, giving us all the opportunity to see the best adaptation of “Geronimo” ever!  Visit to get all of the most up-to-date information!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I give you Rudy Ramos reading from his very own “Geronimo, Life on the Reservation!”

A play by Janelle Meraz Hooper

Enjoy!

Courtesy of the High Chaparral Reunion page on Facebook

Courtesy of the High Chaparral Reunion page on Facebook

Rudy Ramas with fans, Sisters, JJ and Liz at a recent High Chaparral Reunion. Courtesy of The High Chaparral Reunion page on Facebook

Rudy Ramas with fans, Sisters, JJ and Liz at a recent High Chaparral Reunion. Courtesy of The High Chaparral Reunion page on Facebook

High Chaparral Fans please visit the High Chaparral Reunion website!  Be sure to register for the 2014 reunion!  The reunion is held in Tucson, Arizona at ‘Old Tucson Studios’ where High Chaparral was filmed in March or April.  Fans will enjoy private luncheons with cast members, a cocktail meet and greet, a trail ride, and many other fun and memorable activities.  This event will be a vacation of a life time for High Chaparral fans! Visit the website and register for the reunion here.

If you are on Facebook, please visit and “like” the High Chaparral Reunion page.   Penny is there every day, posting memories, old and new, and keeping fans up to speed on all of the latest HC  “must know” news!  High Chaparral Reunion Page on Facebook.