Arts in the Family: A Family of Artists Just Trying to Make a Living in the Wilds of Texas


Saturday, October 5, 2013

La Carpa Garcia Photos

Here's a before and after shot of the set for the play "La Carpa Garcia". Pictured below is the stage full of music, memories and magic. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Coming to Theaters in December

Curtain Closes on La Carpa Garcia

La Carpa Garcia finished it's run this weekend at SaySi this weekend to another great house! What a wonderful experience. The ALAS Youth Theatre Company cast members did so well throughout the run. And I was more than a little pleased about a the love and care that went into making this a great show. The research about the Carpa and the Garcia family was detailed and that attention to detail carried over into the script beautifully. The set was impressive too as were the costumes. It was a fine theatrical presentation overall ! 

Yours truly as the elderly Don Fito.

I was also a great deal of fun playing the role of the elderly Rodolfo "Don Fito" Garcia. Even old age and illness could dampen his clown spirit. It was a real honor playing him. It's not often one gets a role that brings a bit of Mexican American history that is little known to life.
Rodlfo Garcia as "Don Fito: El Vato Suave!
For more on the Carpa Garcia and Mexican Circuses go to the links below.

Doc Ed is Busy!

 One of the best times I've had in the last six years playing Doc Edwards: Aquifer Explorer, was at Nichols Elementary School. I'd go back there in the blink of an eye!

September was a pretty busy month for me as my alter-ego Doc Ed.  In fact, it was the busiest September I've had in the 6 years I've been good ol' Doc Ed: Aquifer Explorer with a total of 17 shows for the month. Not bad considering September is generally a slow month as schools around town are just getting into the groove. October appears to be just as busy with at least 16 shows slated for the month and we've just started the month! Wow!! 

Below is my schedule for the month thus far:

10-4   Knowlton Elementary School
10-5   Hardberger Park
10-9   Bowden Elementary School
10-18 Coronado Village Elementary School
10-22 Inez Foster Elementary School
10-25 Carvajal Elementary School
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