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NMJC Museum to Host Tres Vidas

NMJC Museum to Host Tres Vidas  photo 10/5/2007 12:17:10 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. On Friday, October 26, at 8 pm, the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame will host Core Ensemble: Tahirah Whittington, cello; Hugh Hinton, piano; and Michael Parola, percussion, along with featured actress Georgina Corbo, who will be performing chamber music theatre work from Tres Vidas.

Tres Vidas celebrates the life, times, and work of three legendary Latin American women: painter Frida Kahlo of Mexico, peasant activist Rufina Amaya of El Salvador, and poet Alfonsina Storni of Argentina.

Written by Marjorie Agosin and directed by Matthew Wright, storylines include Frida Kahlo's dramatic and passionate relationship with painter Diego Rivera, Rufina Amaya's astounding singular survival of the massacre at El Mozote, and Alfonsina Storni's life long challenges as Argentina's first great feminist poet.

Tres Vidas presents dramatic situations timeless in their emotional appeal and connection to audiences across all gender and ethnic spectrums. Powerful portrayals of each woman include the singing of traditional Mexican folk songs as well as Argentinean tango songs.

Since its inception in 1993, Core Ensemble has toured nationally to every region of the United States and internationally to England, Russia, the Ukraine, Australia, and the British Virgin Islands. The Ensemble was the recipient of the 2000 Eugene McDermott Award for Excellence in the Arts.

Tickets for Tres Vidas are $10 each. For tickets or more information on Tres Vidas, please call 392-6730.

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