new play by Argentinian playwright Eva Halac, translated into English.
This year marks the 100th
anniversary of Eva Perón’s birth, so we are bringing a new play to the Calder
Bookshop & Theatre that explores a little-known aspect of her legacy.
It’s the beginning of the 60s in Argentina, a
time of political violence and popular revolt, and it is in this seething
atmosphere that journalists Rodolfo Walsh and Tomás Eloy Martínez have an idea
for an exclusive article to sell to Paris Match Magazine.
Together, they embark
on an investigation to find out where the abducted corpse of Eva Perón has been
hidden by the dictatorship that deposed her husband.
As they follow their dark
path, they meet with that of the reticent, obsessive Colonel Moori Koenig—and
his wife, who keeps a few secrets of her own.
Irish Coffee tells the story of a doomed investigation, woven into fiction from very real
events first by Walsh in a short story, then by Martínez in a novel, and now by
Eva Halac in this very play.
Newly translated into English, it poses stinging
questions for our political present about the urge for action beyond the
written word and whether impartiality is ever possible.
October 10th to November 3rd -Thursdays to Sundays 7.30 pm.
The Calder Bookshop & Theatre. 51 The Cut SE1 8LF. 020 7620 2900.