• Anna in the Tropics

  • By: Nilo Cruz
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (71 ratings)

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Anna in the Tropics

By: Nilo Cruz
Narrated by: full cast
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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.

©2005 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2005 L.A. Theatre Works

Critic Reviews

  • Pulitzer Prize Winner, Drama, 2003

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Amazing performances

I wasn't able to see this on Broadway when it was being performed, but luckily found this recording with most of the original cast on Audible. While I know the play would have been amazing to see, there was a different but equally engrossing experience listening to the performances. Great cast. Jimmy Smits was especially fantastic.

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A Pulitzer Well Deserved

Poetic, beautiful, heartbreaking and redemtive. The beat book I've ever heard. I highly recommend this performance.

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Entertaining

This is an awesome play to listen too. Quick but to the point. loved it!

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Wonderful reading of a Pulitzer Prize-winning play

A lyrical, dramatic, and emotional production of this fine, resonating Pulitzer Prize winning play. Stands up to the Broadway production of 2003. Literary, culturally specific, and yet universal. Many themes emerge. The brief but insightful post-show discussion with Jimmy Smits is a valuable added benefit.

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I adore this book!!

The cast is so talented. The story gets to me everytime. I listen to to the story almost every night and I always fall in love with the characters all over again!

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Liked the emotion of the performers

It is the first time I listen to a dramatized story.
It was interesting, fun and surprising

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Enjoyable play

I enjoyed the performance more than the story itself. It wasn't as gripping as some stories are.