Delaware All-State Theatre presents EVITA

Date/Time

Jun 23, 2018 to Jul 1, 2018
07:30 PM until 09:30 PM

Description

Delaware All-State Theatre (DAST), a not-for-profit theatrical organization, will present EVITA the last two weekends in June. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, EVITA is winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. Evita is set in Argentina between 1934-1952. It is based on the historical story of María Eva Duarte, 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. Once she makes it to Buenos Aires, Evita finds fame and power in her powers of seduction, eventually seducing the rising political figure, Juan Perón, who becomes the President of Argentina. 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. A young and unknown revolutionary, Ché, narrates the rise and fall of the beloved matriarch of the Argentinian people. This blockbuster musical, made even more famous as a 1996 Hollywood film starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, shows both the righteous determination, and the ruthless power, of Argentina’s 20th century matriarch.

Well-known numbers from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece include “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Oh What a Circus,” “Buenos Aires” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.” This production of EVITA has adult themes and contains some colorful language. It is appropriate for adults, seniors, and mature children 11 and older.

Cost

$12 for Students, $18 for Seniors and Military, $22 for Adults

Location

View map Laird Performing Arts Center
1501 Barley Mill Road
Wilmington, DE

Additional Information

Sponsor

Delaware All-State Theatre

Phone

302-635-0754

Contact name

Jeffery Santoro

Contact email

info@dastonline.org

County:

New Castle County

Neighborhood:

Wilmington

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