Evita is a Tony Award winning musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on the historical story of Eva Duarte de Perón, a poor Argentinian girl who grows up to be the wife of the president of Argentina, worshipped by her people. As a young woman who longs for an acting career, fame, and fortune, Eva quickly learns that her feminine wiles hold power among a culture, and a political system, run by men. As First Lady of Argentina, she aligns herself with the poor, winning herself, and Perón, popularity among Argentinians. Evita becomes a hero to the poor and the working class—and an enemy to the rich. This blockbuster musical shows both the righteous determination, and the ruthless power, of Argentina’s 20th century matriarch.
Mainstage Series – Emily Woodruff Hall
March 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 PM and March 10, 17, 24 at 2:30 PM