A Marine & an immigrant seek the soul of America. A bold play mixing drama, humor and a strong narrative with a musical theme. It takes place in 1992 Los Angeles, but, has a striking relevance today. Threading the music throughout the play to drive the story. AMERICAN HEARTBEAT, the musical play, is a socially responsible story, set in the Recession of 1992, that puts a face on an unemployed American Viet Nam Vet sharing the same dilemma with a Mexican immigrant. These are two men from opposite worlds who change each other's lives.