It’s a stage production about something that’s come and gone decades ago. I spoke to SAY Si’s Joy Jimenez about what La Carpa Garcia was.
“They were a traveling tent show.”
The ‘they’ is the extended Garcia Family.
“They were a family that took their tents—the Carpas—around to many neighborhoods and Mexican barrios around the southwest,” she explained.
This was back in the 1920s, '30s and '40s. They were singers, dancers, circus performers, entertainers.
“They ended up settling in San Antonio when the Carpas shut down in the '40s,” said Jimenez.