Friday, October 25, 2013

Video Promos by Christian Huey: ALAMO AFTERMATH by John Cecil, Crank Collective, November 7 - 16, 2013

Crank Collective presents 

Alamo Aftermath: A Texas Revolution Operetta

Inspired by letters and memoirs from the Texas Revolution

November 7-16 (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays) ,8 p.m.
City Theatre, 3823 Airport Rd. (behind the Shell station) - click for map
Tickets: $12/ $15/ $20 Info and tickets: or call 512/569.6155. Thursdays tickets are all $12!

  (video by Chrisian Huey)

After the Alamo fell, the Texas army under Sam Houston retreated, leaving behind charred settlements and a mob of evacuating civilians. Heroes and villains of every background emerged in this “Runaway Scrape,” ending the battle with a victory for Texas at San Jacinto. Crank Collective, under the direction of John Cecil, tells this incredible story in a one-hour operetta featuring drama, comedy, battle scenes and music with a live band.
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 Based partly on Menchaca’s memoir and historical documents, the all-ages production of Alamo Aftermath tells of love of country, lust for land and the birth of the nation of Texas.

(video by Chrisian Huey)

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.

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