Beauty and the Beast
It was a warm Sunday afternoon. We parked in the lot behind the art museum (MARTE). A couple of girls walked by carrying replicas of overstuffed chairs and pink ballet shoes. We walked to the front of the Presidential Theater alongside a girl with a large, foam teacup costume and a couple of mothers fussing with big, green feathery things. We wondered if these were cast members or if children were dressing in costume to watch the performance of Bella y La Bestia (Beauty and the Beast) . So, yes, as it turns out we were lining up in front of the theater right alongside the cast members, with their costumes half-in-hand and with their make-up sparkling. This performance of Beauty and the Beast was a production of the Macholah School of Dance - two shows on one date to benefit a shelter for persons with cancer who live far outside of the capital city of San Salvador and need treatments in city hospitals. (Visit www.cpses.org to learn more about Albergue La Divina Misericordia.