Marlborough Combined Colleges production for 2017
In Evita, Che the narrator tells the story of a poor Argentinian girl, Maria Eva Duarte who from the humblest of beginnings follows her lover Magaldi to Buenos Aires, determined to make the big time.
She uses all he feminine wiles to embark on a career in acting and radio, but after meeting political hopeful General Juan Peron at a fund-raising concert she joins forces with him to advance both their careers.
When he is elected president in 1946, she as first lady, wins popularity for Peron and herself as hero to the poor and enemy of the rich. Many of her methods are unconventional; however her glamour and confidence mark her out as a star.
She tours Europe promoting her charity causes, but returns in ill health.
Her death results in an emotional outpouring of grief from the citizens of a country who saw her as a saint.
Venue: Main Auditorium, ASB Theatre Marlborough
Date: 01 - 05 August 2017
Time: 7.30pm (& 4.00pm on Saturday 5 August)
Adult Price: $39.00
Senior Price: $34.00 (65+)
Student Price: $22.00 (up to secondary school)