Ended November 3rd:
A 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.