Anna in the Tropics

  • by Nilo Cruz
  • Narrated by full cast
  • 1 hrs and 49 mins
  • Performance

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.

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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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- Kristie

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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- Laura Turner

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-03-2006
  • Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works