Evita: Conquest, Colonialism and Consequences Discussion at Hickory Public Library
May 24, 2021 | Library , Patrick Beaver Memorial , Ridgeview
Join us for a Zoom meeting on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the topic of Evita: Conquest, Colonialism, and Consequences with scholar Kim Stinson. Hickory Public Library is partnering with Hickory Community Theatre to provide discussion programs that give people a chance to engage more deeply with the story of the musical Evita prior to attending the performance.
Although her life was short, Eva Peron affected change in Argentina while its First Lady from 1946 to 1952. Posthumously seen on the stage as a dramatic character written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, what is often lost in the romanticism of the musical Evita are the radical acts that Peron took to work towards equity and inclusion, as we would label them today. Peron sought to upend the authority of the upper class in Argentina and was successful in helping to establish women’s suffrage, provide better health care for the lower classes, and fight for the unionization of workers.
Scholar Kim Stinson currently runs the theatre program at Catawba Valley Community College. In 2009, she received an Innovative Artist Grant from the United Arts Council of Catawba County which funded her writing the play "Sprung from Red Clay: Stories of Catawba County Women." In April 2015, she won the CVCC Excellence in Teaching Award and was a finalist for the North Carolina Community College System's Excellence in Teaching Award making her one of the top ten community college instructors that year.
This is a free event, but space is limited, so registration is required. Sign up through the Library Events calendar at www.hickorync.gov/library or by calling 828-304-0500. We will send an email reminder with login information for the Zoom meeting on the day of the event. This program is a complement to Hickory Community Theatre’s presentation of the musical Evita from June 10-20, 2021 and more details are available online at hickorytheatre.org or by calling 828-328-2283.