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Anna in the Tropics

By Nilo Cruz

February 7, 2019 - February 24, 2019

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama! Anna in the Tropics is a poignant and poetic play set in 1929 Florida 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.

Recommended for ages 16+

“The words of Nilo Cruz waft from a stage like a scented breeze. They sparkle and prickle and swirl, enveloping those who listen in both a specific place and time—and in timeless passions that touch us all … In ANNA IN THE TROPICS, Cruz claims his place as a storyteller of intricate craftsmanship and poetic power…[Cruz] has turned out many wonderful plays—but none more shimmeringly beautiful than ANNA IN THE TROPICS.” –Miami Herald

“In evoking the lost Cuban–American world of a Florida cigar factory in 1929, Mr. Cruz has created a work as wistful and affectingly ambitious as its characters. ANNA IN THE TROPIC reaches for the artistic heavens …” –The New York Times

 “… entrancingly lovely …” –Variety

Take a deeper dive into this Pulitzer Prize-winning play with author Nilo Cruz’s essay, The Alphabet of Smoke. Read More

Cast + Creative

CAST

Juan Julian…………………Nicholas Ortiz
Santiago……………………Felipe Gorostiza*
Ofelia………………………Elise Santora*
Conchita…………………..Maria Peyramaure*
Marela……………………..Ashley Alvarez
Cheche…………………….Alex Perez*
Palomo/Eliades…………A.B. Lugo

*Member of Actor’s Equity Association

CREATIVE

Director………………………Rebecca Martinez
Scenic Designer…………….Raul Abrego
Lighting Designer………….Maria-Cristina Fusté
Costume Designer………….Courtney Flores
Choreographer………………Alex Perez*
Composer……………………Ryan Bañagale
Stage Manager………………Kate Ferdinandi*

Details

Show Dates

Feb. 7-24
Wed | 7 p.m.
Thurs, Fri  | 7:30 p.m.
Sat | 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
Sun Matinées | 2 p.m.

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