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Anna in the Tropics | [Nilo Cruz]

Anna in the Tropics

This poignant and poetic 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning play captures 1929 Florida at a time when cigars are still rolled by hand and "lectors" are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration. But when he reads aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics, and The American Dream prove a volatile combination.
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Publisher's Summary

This poignant and poetic 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning play captures 1929 Florida at a time when cigars are still rolled by hand and "lectors" are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration. But when he reads aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics, and The American Dream prove a volatile combination.

Starring (in alphabetical order):
Alma Martinez as Ofelia
Jonathan Nichols as Palomo/Eliades
Winston Rocha as Santiago
Onahoua Rodriguez as Marela
Adriana Sevan as Conchita
Herbert Siguenza as Cheche
Jimmy Smits as Juan Julian

Also includes an interview with Jimmy Smits.

© Nilo Cruz; (P)2005 L.A. Theatre Works

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  • Pulitzer Prize Winner, Drama, 2003

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