Second of three in a series of Texas History Musicals, the production follows Tejano patriot José Antonio Menchaca from besieged San Antonio to East Texas, where he becomes embroiled in the war’s final battle. Fighting alongside him are the Barnaby brothers, reluctant soldiers who fled scandal in Georgia to claim cheap land in Texas. Based partly on Menchaca’s memoir and historical documents, the all-ages production of Alamo Aftermath tells of love of country, lust for land and the birth of the nation of Texas.
About José Antonio Menchaca
Born in San Antonio, in 1800, José Antonio Menchaca fought with Juan Seguin and Sam Houston at the battle of San Jacinto. He later led patrols around San Antonio to prevent Indian attacks, and again fought the Mexican army in 1843. Always involved in Texas politics, he later fought for the rights of Tejano veterans to receive military pensions for defending Texas during the Revolution.
Cast and Ensemble
The cast includes: Phil Rodriguez, Carl Guthrie, Dan Dalbout, Megan Ortiz, Christian Huey, Kimberley Wilson, John Medberry, Matt Melton, Doug Rensi, Lucy Miller-Downing and John Stephens. The band is Jonathan Hoyle, Chris La Cava, John Cecil.
About Crank Collective
Crank Collective is a rotating group of actors, musicians and theatrical artists which has performed in New York, Prague and Bucharest. They brought the show Epidemic of Fear: An Influenzical to Austin in 2009 and then Drone in 2011 (nominated for an Austin critic's Table Award for Best Musical Production). This past year, Crank Collective performed Cabeza de Vaca at the Long Center as Part 1 of the Texas History Series.
Crank Collective is a sponsored project of the Austin Creative Alliance, a non-profit arts service organization, working to advance, connect, and celebrate Austin’s creative life. Alamo-Operetta is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division.