The Actor’s not Dead

I am currently photographing a theatrical production of EVITA. If you don’t know the story, it follows the life of Eva Perón, who rose to power in Argentina as the wife of President Juan Perón.

In the end Eva dies and becomes immortal in the eyes of her adoring fans.

During the production I noticed that members of the audience were crying. It is so sad to see a life wither away. It is a credit to a theatrical production that can actually pull the audience in so deeply that it becomes real.

Why are you crying?
It’s not over yet
The show’s just started
The actor’s not dead

You’ll soon feel much better
The music will swell
There’s a scene when it happens
It will be easy to tell

The actor dies later
It gets dark and she’s alone
Everyone’s left her
She sits and just passes away