Operation EVAsion

Operation EVAsion is the mostly true story about the corpse of Evita Peròn.

Following a meteoric rise to fame in 1940’s Argentina, the actress married Juan Peròn.  They were an unstoppable force not necessarily accepted by all.

In July 1952 at the age of 33, Evita was dead.  Her corpse became a pawn by military governments and exiled presidents including her husband Juan Peròn.

What followed was a 25 year impossible journey for the remains and the memory of a woman who had a huge impact on Argentinian society that rings out to today.

Told in the air by Artistic Director Annie Dugan, directed by co-founder John Ullyatt with music by Jason Kodie and lights and video by Jeff Osterlin.

Join us in Edinburgh summer 2018 at C Venues.

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Operation EVAsion

The bizarre, but factual story of the corpse of Argentina’s First Lady, Evita Peron. At 33, in 1952, Evita’s lifeless body was at the epicentre of political intrigue – wrought with danger and madness. Who had her body controlled the masses, who controlled the masses controlled the country. An epic after-life journey that lasted 24 years.

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