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LOVE, POWER, POLITICS AND A WOMAN WHO EMBODIED THE HOPES OF A NATION

On the heels of mega-hits like Miss Saigon and Newsies, Kelsey Theatre and Pinnworth Productions team up to deliver the musical blockbuster Evita, which tells the stunning story of an ordinary woman’s meteoric rise to power and adoration in a time of extraordinary political unrest.

Set in in Argentina between 1934 and 1952, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Tony-Award winning musical follows Eva Duarte on her courageous journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress, to wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, and finally to the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33.

But at its heart, Evita is a love story. On one hand, it is a romance between Eva and Juan Peron, but on the other hand, it is also a romance between Eva and the people of Argentina, the working class descamisados ("the shirtless ones"), with whom Eva grew up.

As the events in Eva’s life unfold through song and commentary by the show’s narrator, Che, audiences are presented differing points of view on this amazing woman’s life. Was she the Madonna of the poor? Or was she a political villainess hungry for power? As audiences are left to decide for themselves, they are carried along through a musical theater masterpiece that includes classic songs such as “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Oh What a Circus,” “Buenos Aires” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.”

For more details about this show, visit Wikipedia.

CREDITS

EVITA is presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals and Two Knights Rights Limited. www.rnh.com.

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 8 PM
Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 8 PM
Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 2 PM
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Friday, June 26, 2020 at 8 PM
Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 8 PM
Sunday, June28, 2020 at 2 PM

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