Anna in the Tropics

Anna in the Tropics

  • Awards: Pulitzer Prize: Drama
  • Preview Date: November 4, 2003  Opening Date: November 16, 2003  

Set in Florida in 1929 in a Cuban–American cigar factory, where 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 begins to read 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.

A beautifully compelling play, braced with humor and heartbreak. Cruz is a seductive storyteller and a supple weaver of dreams. - Variety
  • » Title: Anna in the Tropics
  • » Royale Theatre
    242 West 45th Street
  • » Book by: Nilo Cruz
  • » Directed By: Emily Mann
  • » Scenic: Robert Brill
  • » Costume: Anita Yavich
  • » Lighting: Peter Kaczorowski
  • » Sound: Dan Moses Schreier
  • » Stage Manager: Cheryl Mintz
  • Pulitzer Prize: Drama
  • Original Cast: Jimmy Smits, Priscilla Lopez, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Victor Argo, Vanessa Aspillaga, John Ortiz, David Zayas
  • Preview Date: November 4, 2003
  • Opening Date: November 16, 2003
  • Closing Date: February 22, 2004
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