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Anna in the Tropics
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781559362320Publication Date:
4 Jun 2004
Size: 215mm x 140mm£13.99
First Staged:
New Theatre, Florida, 2002; Hampstead Theatre, London, 2004

Anna in the Tropics

By Nilo Cruz

Paperback £13.99

A poignant and poetic play set in Florida in 1929, inside a Cuban-American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and "lectors" are employed to educate and entertain the workers.

2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

When the handsome new lector arrives at a family-run cigar factory with a copy of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, not everyone is delighted. Pride and passions are already running high as the factory is threatened by the race to industrialise and join the American Dream. In the heat of the crowded factory floor, Tolstoy's words inflame desires, inspire jealousies and force the family to look to its future.

Press Quotes

'The words of Nilo Cruz waft from the stage like a scented breeze. They sparkle and prickle and swirl, enveloping those who listen in timeless passions that touch us all. Cruz has turned out many wonderful plays – but none more shimmeringly beautiful than Anna in the Tropics'

Miami Herald
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781559362320Publication Date:
4 Jun 2004
Size: 215mm x 140mm£13.99

Also by Nilo Cruz:

Beauty of the Father
Exquisite Agony
The Color of Desire & Hurricane: two plays
Sotto Voce
Two Sisters and a Piano and other plays

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