Evita Opens to a Packed House

Berkeley’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts opened its season-ending production of the musical Evita to a packed house this week. This stunning production is the exciting culmination of countless hours of work for more than 100 students and faculty.

The audience was treated to the sights and sounds of Argentina as it was taken on a journey of the life story of Eva Peron who rose from the depths of poverty to become the First Lady of Argentina at the age of 26. While Peron’s methods were ruthless and morally corrupt, Argentina’s poorest citizens worshipped their “Santa Evita,” who really didn’t give them anything but hope. Today in Argentina there is no middle ground with the country’s feelings about Eva. She is either adored or abhorred.

The 2013 cast is full of passionate actors and actresses that also includes faculty, all of whom bring this fascinating story to life. Their drive and talent will amaze all.

The show continues March 15-16 and tickets are available at the Lykes Center for the Arts Box Office from 11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. or you may call 813.885.1673, ext. 2297.

Show times:
March 15 at 7:30 p.m.
March 16 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Performance Location:
Smith Stage at the Lykes Center for the Arts
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