Don't cry for her, Argentina!
Bill English directs Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's modern musical theatre classic, rounding out the San Francisco Playhouse's 2023/24 season! Charting the rise of Eva Peron, wife of Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita first premiered in London in 1978, before becoming the first British production to win a Tony for Best Musical in 1979. Epic, romantic and full of unforgettable standards, don't miss this all-new production when it sweeps into the Playhouse in june 2024!
What is the story?
Set in late 1940's Buenos Aires, this multi-award winning musical follows the controversial South American figure from her early life as an ambitious actress, her rise to power as Argentina's dynamic First Lady and would-be vice president, through to her eventual early death from cancer. The choric character of Che narrates the story and represents the simple and poor Argentinean workers who loved, admired and supported Eva.