Appeal: The Musical
A NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL OF MEXICAN DESCENT
Book and Lyrics by Amparo Garcia-Crow
Music and additional lyrics by Arthur Shane
APPEAL (formerly workshopped as ‘The Unknown Soldier’) explores the life and times of Texas’ Gus Garcia, a Mexican American lawyer who fought for racial equality from the 1930s to 1960s.
The show usese the carpa, or tent show, to theatricalize Garcia’s struggles, strengths and weaknesses. A cast of actors, singers, dancers and acrobats tell the story through circus-style acts and carpa inspired sketches.
Video excerpt is from Hector Galen’s PBS documentary: Latino Arts and Culture.