1. A CINEMA IN BUENOS AIRES, 26 JULY 1952
An audience is watching a less than distinguished movie [in both the original London and New York productions of EVITA a clip from one of Eva Peron's own movies was used].
The soundtrack dialogue is in Spanish, the music melodramatic. Suddenly the film grinds to a halt. The people in the cinema begin to protest but are silenced by an announcement.
THE VOICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE PRESS
(in Spanish) It is the sad duty of the Secretary of the Press…
(in English) ...to inform the people of Argentina that Eva Peron, spiritual leader of the nation, entered immortality at 20.25 hours today.