Marywood University to Host Chamber Music Theatre Performance to Celebrate Women’s History Month


SCRANTON, PA (February 6, 2018)—Marywood University will host Core Ensemble to perform Tres Vidas, a new chamber music theatre work celebrating the lives of three significant Latin women, on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 7 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. The performance is free and open to the public.


Tres Vidas celebrates the life, times, and work of three significant Latin and South American Women: painter Frida Kahlo of Mexico, peasant activist Rufina Amaya of El Salvador, and poet Alfonsina Storni of Argentina. With storylines including 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 lifelong challenges as Argentina’s first great feminist poet, Tres Vidas presents dramatic situations that are timeless in their emotional appeal and connection to audiences across all gender and ethnic spectrums.


As part of a women’s studies and Hispanic studies project, Marywood University’s philosophy and religious studies department is sponsoring the performance by Core Ensemble to celebrate Women’s History Month.


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 awarded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has received support from the State of Florida Department of Cultural Affairs, New England Foundation for the Arts, Palm Beach County Cultural Council, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Virgil Thomson Foundation.


For additional information about the Core Ensemble performance of Tres Vidas, please contact Melinda Krokus, MA, Ph.D., assistant professor of Religious Studies at Marywood University, at, or call (570) 348-6211, ext. 2169.