• Anna in the Tropics

  • By: Nilo Cruz
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 01-03-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
  • 3.6 (50 ratings)

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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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By Kristie on 12-17-08

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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By Arthur Wayu Kennedy on 09-24-17

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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