In 1982 Argentina and Great Britain were facing off over the British-colonized Falkland Islands, each claiming them as their own. On May 2, the British submarine HMS Conqueror sank the Argentine cruiser Belgrano. In the months following, it was discovered that the sinking was not an act of self-defense, but a politically motivated attack to strengthen Margaret Thatcher’s party. Sink the Belgrano! is a satirical look at the hazy backroom deals, contradictions, lies and cover-ups that led to the Falklands War. Written by Steven Berkoffand directed by Robert McNamara, Sink the Belgrano! is playing at Scena Theatre through September 12.