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Anna in the Tropics

Nilo Cruz

This poignant and poetic Pulitzer Prize winning play captures 1929 Florida at a time when cigars are still rolled by hand and "lectors" are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration. But when he reads 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. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance starring: Jimmy Smits as Juan Julian Onahoua Rodriguez as Marela Adriana Sevan as Conchita Alma Martinez as Ofelia Jonathan Nichols as Palomo and Eliades Winston Rocha as Santiago Herbert Siguenza as Chéché Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

This poignant and poetic Pulitzer Prize winning play captures 1929 Florida at a time when cigars are still rolled by hand and "lectors" are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration. But when he reads 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. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance starring: Jimmy Smits as Juan Julian Onahoua Rodriguez as Marela Adriana Sevan as Conchita Alma Martinez as Ofelia Jonathan Nichols as Palomo and Eliades Winston Rocha as Santiago Herbert Siguenza as Chéché Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.
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This poignant and poetic Pulitzer Prize winning play captures 1929 Florida at a time when cigars are still rolled by hand and "lectors" are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration. But when he reads 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. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance starring: Jimmy Smits as Juan Julian Onahoua Rodriguez as Marela Adriana Sevan as Conchita Alma Martinez as Ofelia Jonathan Nichols as Palomo and Eliades Winston Rocha as Santiago Herbert Siguenza as Chéché Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jimmy Smits, Adriana Sevan, Full Cast

Length:

1h 49m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:54


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:29