La Primera Mujer resents the true life story of Eva Peron, the former First Lady of Argentina better known as Evita. For two decades, the operetta Evita has warped the life story of Eva Peron beyond recognition.
Eva Peron, who garnered international renown during her lifetime and gained further recognition in the 1980s as a result of the widely-acclaimed operatta Evita. However, this play is very different from the musical. La Primera Mujer provides a factual recounting of the life of Eva Peron … and it’s completely different from the one told by Andrew Lloyd Webber in Evita.
Despite the portrayal in "Evita," Eva Peron was neither a social climbing whore or a money grubbing thief. Rather, she was a complicated woman committed to reaching out to the poor of her nation. Witness her story of taking the helm of a country through the majestic power of her voice.
Ultimately, Eva Peron not only served as the First Lady of Argentina, but also simultaneously as the nation's Minister of Labor and Minister of Health. Working 16 to 20 hour days was not uncommon for Eva Peron, including when she was at the end of her life, dying from metastasized ovarian cancer.
La Primera Mujer went into production in 2016 and is available for production by theatre companies and schools. The play was written by Mike Broemmel.