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Omar G. Encarnación, is a professor of political studies at Bard College and author of Out in the Periphery: Latin America’s Gay Rights Revolution. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of transitions to democracy, the role of civil society in the process of democratization, and the policy choices that new democracies make to cope with a difficult and painful past. Encarnación received his Ph.D. from the department of politics of Princeton University and taught at Sarah Lawrence College prior to coming to Bard.
Event is sponsored by Campus Life, Intercultural Advancement and the Iris Alliance.
Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, the Tony-winning musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33. The events in Evita’s life are presented in song and commented on by the show’s narrator, Che. Well-known numbers from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece include “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Oh What a Circus,” “Buenos Aires” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.”
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