"Quanah," a new musical written by and starring country music legend Larry Gatlin premieres at Lyric Stage at the Irving Arts Center on April 28.
"Quanah" is the story of Quanah Parker, the last Comanche chief, his mother Cynthia Ann Parker and the Parker Family settling in Texas. It is also about the survival and ascendancy of the great Comanche people. It is, in part, a tragic, sad, heartbreaking story—a story of war, bloodshed, death and heartbreak—but it is, more importantly, a story celebrating the strength and power of the human spirit. Gatlin’s wife Janis—who says he is never wrong—believes that it is the best music he has ever written.