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With Anna in the Tropics, Cuban-born Nilo Cruz became the first Hispanic playwright to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama. The play is set in a 1929 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 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. Jimmy Smits stars as the lector. This is a transfer of the McCarter Theatre production in New Jersey. Standing room available for $16.25 each only if the show is sold out.

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr 15min (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Royale Theatre, Broadway

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