IRISH COFFEE A new play by Eva Halac at Calder Theatre 10th October to 3rd November 2019.

Posted on 22/08/19 by Calder Bookshop Theatre

A new play by Eva Halac at Calder Theatre

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.

Thursdays to Sundays 7.30 pm, from October 10th to November 3rd, 20 performances in total, at the Calder Bookshop & Theatre, 51 The Cut, London, SE1 8LF.

Located in the very heart of London we find the Calder Bookshop and Theatre. The business was founded by the publisher John Calder who brought us the likes of Samuel Beckett, Marguerite Duras and Jorge Luis Borges over a career that spanned 50 years.
In 2010 it was taken over by an ensemble of actors and directors who gave it a more overtly political slant. The shop stocks both new and second-hand books, specialising in plays, politics and philosophy along with many other treasures.
Besides their own theatre productions, they put on classic film screenings, and host book launches in the beautifully intimate theatre located at the back of the bookshop.

The Calder Theatre
51 The Cut, London SE1 8LF

phone number: 02076202900

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