Anna In The Tropics

Anna In The Tropics

East Sonora    4/25/2008 - 5/18/2008 (schedule)

Producer: Daryl Roth

Category:  Drama

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Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this lyrical ode to great literature and a time gone by takes us to Tampa in 1930, where every day the workers at a cigar factory recreate the intoxicating Cuba they left behind. Into this heady atmosphere comes the handsome and mysterious Juan Julian, a professional “lector” who reads Tolstoy’s tragic love story, Anna Karinina, aloud to the workers. The results are seductive, bemusing – and shocking. “…[Cruz] has turned out many wonderful plays—but none more shimmeringly beautiful than ANNA IN THE TROPICS.” —Miami Herald (Mature themes.)

Friday, April 25, 2008 7:00 ...Read More

Total performances: 22

Carlos Mendoza ....  Director
Patrick Conley ....  Technical Director
Amy Angelo ....  Box Office Manager
Scott Viets ....  Artistic Director
Benjamin Loverin ....  Production Stage Manager
Daryl Roth ....  Producer
Linda Gough ....  Graphic Design
John Stevens ....  Master Carpenter
Stella Rivas-Bowen ....  Costume Shop Manager
Linda Leonard ....  Usher Coordinator
Katie Tate ....  Company Manager
Dennis Jones ....  Producing Director
Kim Mathie ....  Marketing Director
Amy Nilson ....  Development Director
Sara Jones ....  Managing Director
Beverly Handelman ....  Assistant Development Director
Zee Barteau ....  Development Assistant
Elizabeth E.J. Jones ....  Special Projects
Suzy Voss ....  Special Events Director
Doug Brennan ....  Resident Stage Manager
Christopher Van Tuyl ....  Lighting Designer/Stage Manager
Ty Smith ....  Company Actor/Sound Engineer
John C. Brown ....  Musical Director/Company Actor
Greg Parker ....  Shop Foreman
Laury Conley ....  Costume Shop Director
Gerda Garcia ....  Wardrobe Supervisor
Jennifer Fletcher ....  Property Mistress
William Trier ....  Property Artisan
Gene Hicks ....  Property Artisan
April Wold ....  Head House Manager
Mark Seiver ....  Musical Director/House Manager
Tammy Mc Donald ....  Assistant House Manager
Janice Keller ....  Assistant Box Office Manager
Lisette Novo ....  Assistant Box Office Manager
Janine Geissler ....  Reservation Agent
Ariella McLane ....  Reservation Agent
Krista Simonis ....  Reservation Agent
Bert Simonis ....  Wintix Administrator
Derek Maxson ....  Webmaster
Elspeth Granucci ....  Historian

Notes: Anna in the Tropics is a Pulitzer Prize-winning (2003) play by Nilo Cruz.

When Cuban immigrants brought the cigar-making industry to Florida in the 19th Century, they carried with them another tradition. As the workers toiled away in the factory hand rolling each cigar, the lector, (historically well-dressed and well-spoken), would read to them. It was the lector who informed, organized and entertained the workers until the 1930s, when the rollers and the readers were replaced by mechanization.

Ybor City, a section of Tampa, was the center of the cigar industry, and it serves as the setting for Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz
directed by Carlos Mendoza

Apr 25, 2008 through May 18, 2008
Curtain time(s): Thurs-Fri 7PM; Sat 2PM & 8PM; Wed & Sun 2PM.

Ticket price: $15.00 - $28.00

Workers in a 1930s cigar factory re-create the intoxicating Cuba they've left behind.
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