ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
MUSIC THEATRE PIECE ON
LEGENDARY HISPANIC HEROES
On Sunday, October 21st at 3 pm, the Core Ensemble, Tahirah Whittington, cello, Cyrus von Hochstetter, piano, and Michael Parola, percussion, with actor Gabriel Sloyer, will perform the music theatre work Los Valientes at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in downtown Lake Worth. The work is one of a series of multicultural performance pieces produced by the ensemble over the past fifteen years. Sponsored in part by the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, the program is free and open to the public.
Los Valientes (The Courageous Ones) is based on the lives of three heroic Latinos: Mexican painter Diego Rivera, slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, and Mexican-American outlaw Joaquin Murrieta - some say the Zorro character was based on this historical figure. The music ranges from traditional Latino folk and popular songs sung in Spanish to instrumental works by Latin American composers.
Gabriel Sloyer will portray the three legendary Latinos. Sloyer is a New York based actor who has appeared at The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Liberty Free Theater, The Players Theatre, The Kraine Theater, Abingdon Theater, The Working Theater, SoHo Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theater, INTAR Theater, Repertorio Español and Gardzienice in Poland.
The Core Ensemble has toured in Australia, England, Russia, Ukraine, the Caribbean, and in every region of the U.S. The Core Ensemble receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the A.D. Henderson Foundation, the Florida Humanities Council, and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council.
Los Valientes is touring throughout the U.S. during Hispanic Heritage Month, reaching venues in California, Washington, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Illinois, Connecticut and Maine. St. Andrew’s is located at 100 N. Palmway, Lake Worth, FL 33460. For further information call 561-582-6609.