Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s portrayal of Eva and Juan Perón is a captivating balance of thrilling highs and devastating lows. This intersection of celebrity and politics is a captivating one. Eva was ambitious, successful, and well-intended. She genuinely cared for her descamisados, but her care and success was marred by corruption, propaganda, and censorship. As Ché contends throughout the show, the Peróns are defined by failed leadership.
Look closely at both Eva and Ché’s disparate final words to the people of Argentina: