This poetic drama by Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz is set in Florida circa 1929, within the rundown confines of a Cuban-American cigar factory. At the time, many such factories would provide a lector -- a well-dressed and well-spoken man -- to read to their laborers while they toiled. In Anna in the Tropics, one such lector arrives straight off the boat from Cuba, and his arrival is cause for celebration -- particularly among the daughters of the factory owner, who fancy this new man. The lector's choice of literature, Tolstoy's classic Anna Karenina, unwittingly stirs the dreams and emotions of his avid listeners, leading to a real-world explosion of passion that changes all of their lives. Come see Anna in the Tropics at the 6th Street Playhouse, and find out for yourself why The New York Times called Cruz's powerful play "a work as wistful and affectingly ambitious as its characters."
Recommended for guests age 16 and older. Some mature language and adult situations.