Anna in the Tropics
By: Nilo Cruz (author)Paperback
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It is 1929 in the town of Tampa, Florida. In the run-down cigar factory, owned and operated by Cuban exiles, the cigars are still rolled by hand and 'lectors' are employed to read to the workforce while they roll. The arrival of a handsome new lector straight off the boat from Cuba is a cause for celebration - at least by the daughters of the owner. But when he begins to read aloud from his favourite novel, Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropical heat and the American dream prove a volatile combination...
Nilo Cruz is one of America's most produced Cuban-American writers. His other plays include Two Sisters and a Piano - seen in London at the Riverside Studios in October 2003 - Lorca in a Green Dress, Night Train to Bolina, A Bicycle Country and Dancing on Her Knees. Cruz has taught playwriting at Brown and Yale Universities. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Anna in the Tropics before it had even been staged.
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