Wellesley College Will Present Tres Vidas Theatre Performance Feb. 17

For immediate release:
February 10, 2005
Arlie Corday

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- On Thursday, Feb. 17, Wellesley College will present Tres Vidas: A One-Woman Performance–Three Lives, Three Stories, One Show, from 7:30-9:30 pm in Jewett Auditorium.

In addition, a lecture, "Performance Collaboration: The Making of Tres Vidas Chamber Music Production," will be offered earlier in the day on Feb. 17, from 12:30-1:30 pm in Wellesley's Clapp Library Lecture Room. Speakers include Wellesley Professor of Spanish Majorie Agosín, actress/singer Georgina Corbo, executive director and percussionist Michael Parola and cellist Tahirah Whittington. The group, which is the core ensemble of the production, will talk about the process of creating Tres Vidas.

"In that way not only does the performance offer more information on Latin American culture and history, but through the interaction with the artists, it provides insight to the writing process of both text and music," said Agosín.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Tres Vidas is a chamber music theatre performance based on the lives of three legendary Latin American women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadorian peasant activist Rufina Amaya and Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni. The performance, whose text was written by Agosín, draws from Kahlo’s paintings, Amaya’s testimony and Storni’s poetry.

The program is sponsored by Wellesley’s Multicultural Programs and Services. For more information, call 781-283-2958.