ROMERO - HEARTBEAT OF EL SALVADOR
(PLAY NOT CURRENTLY TOURING)
DVD available now!
Due to the wonderful feedback we have received and in direct response to the numerous requests (including from abroad), we filmed a live theatre performance of the play 'Romero - Heartbeat of El Salvador'at Worth Abbey School Theatre in April 2018.
Our hope is that schools, churches and members of the public (both in the UK and in other countries) can continue to be inspired by the message of hope portrayed in the play
and continue the legacy of this production.
The DVD resource is now available to buy from our website to mark the Canonisation of Archbishop Oscar Romero
'Romero – Heartbeat of El Salvador' is a new play by RISE Theatre in association with
The Archbishop Romero Trust, looking at the life and legacy of a man who chose to challenge those in power and stand up for social justice.
On March 24th 1980, San Salvador, El Salvador, during Mass at the chapel of the Hospital of Divine Providence Archbishop Oscar Romero is killed by a single bullet from an assassin. A modern day martyr created. A future saint in the making.
In 2017, the year that would have been Oscar Romero’s 100th birthday, we continue to draw much inspiration from his example. Through this thought-provoking play, students have an opportunity to explore important themes relating to the world in which we live – solidarity with the poor, promoting social justice, standing up for what is right, actively living out our faith. The challenge to us all is summed up in Blessed Oscar Romero's famous quote: “Aspire not to have more, but to be more.”
Educational / Curriculum themes from the production include:
- Social justice, human rights, morality, sacrifice, love, service
- Blessed Oscar Romero’s life and martyrdom
- The impact of his actions, motivated by his religious beliefs
- Applying his example to our own lives and looking for ways to promote social justice in our own communities, including volunteering and other forms of responsible activity
- Encouraging critical thinking and debating important religious and moral questions
- Looking at how Jesus’ teachings can be put into practice in our modern world
- Understanding that Jesus calls his Church to promote social justice
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