Monday, February 21, 2005

Copi's "Eva Peron" Makes Philippine Debut
Alliance Française de Manille presents the Dramatis Personae production of "Eva Peron" – a play by Argentine playwright and cartoonist, Copi. The English translation by Anni Lee Taylor shall be staged at the Carlos P. Romulo Theatre, RCBC Plaza, Makati on Wednesday, March 2 at 8 p.m.

Originally written in French, this politically-charged satire has been played around the world since 1969. Raúl Damonte, better known as Copi, clearly shows his utter disdain for Evita Peron through this cutting-edge, avant garde theatre piece written while he was living in exile in Paris during the Peronian dictatorship.

Dramatis Personae's Lito Casaje directs the first Philippine run of "Eva Peron," featuring seasoned actors, Dingdong Rosales, Daniel Robert Magisa, Alfonso Deza, Gio Respall, and Ms. Linda Lupton. All actors shall be wearing specially designed costumes by Frederick Peralta and jewelry by French designer Muriel Biraghi.

The Alliance Française de Manille is one of the country's most active movers in cultural affairs and exchange. Its language school provides French lessons all year round, using the latest teaching methods and facilities.

"Eva Peron" shall be open to the public at a first-come-first-seated basis. A special staging of the play's Filipino-version, translated by Lito Casaje, shall be held at the Puerto Real garden, Intramuros, Manila later in the month of March. For more details and headcount monitoring, please contact 8957441 / 8957585 or

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