- The Washington Times - Friday, February 17, 2017

A high school outside of Annapolis, Md., is staging a bilingual adaptation of the musical “Evita” through Feb. 24, the Capital newspaper reported in a front-page story Friday.

“The cast and directors of the musical translated parts of the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic into Spanish to pay homage to the language of the story’s protagonist, Eva Perón, and to reach out to an increasingly Hispanic Anne Arundel County,” the newspaper explained of Broadneck High’s production.

According to U.S. Census Bureau website, 7.3 percent of Anne Arundel residents in 2015 identified as Hispanic or Latino, up from 6.1 percent in the 2010 census.

According to the Capital, director Emily Cory hopes the play “will spark conversations about class, gender and politics” while senior Ana Delgado, who translated the script, was reported to look forward to Spanish-speaking members of the community enjoying the musical’s show tunes in their native tongue. “They’re a part of everything, too,” Ana said.

 

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