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Anna in the Tropics

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Publisher Comments:

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

. . . there are many kinds of light.

The light of fires. The light of stars.

The light that reflects off rivers.

Light that penetrates through cracks.

Then theres the type of light that reflects off the skin.

—Nilo Cruz, Anna in the Tropics

This lush romantic drama depicts a family of cigar makers whose loves and lives are played out against the backdrop of Depression-era America. Set in Ybor City (Tampa) in 1930, Cruz imagines the catalytic effect the arrival of a new "lector" (who reads Tolstoys Anna Karenina to the workers as they toil in the cigar factory) has on a Cuban-American family. Cruz celebrates the search for identity in a new land.

Reviews:

"The words of Nilo Cruz waft from the stage like a scented breeze. They sparkle and prickle and swirl, enveloping those who listen in both specific place and time . . . and in timeless passions that touch us all. In Anna in the Tropics, Cruz claims his place as a storyteller of intricate craftsmanship and poetic power."—Miami Herald

“Deeply engrossing.” –Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

“Earnestly poetic…Mr. Cruz has created a work as wistful and affectingly ambitious as its characters. Anna in the Tropics reaches for the artistic heavens — specifically, that corner of eternity occupied by the plays of Anton Chekhov, where yearning is an existential condition.” –Ben Brantley, New York Times

Nilo Cruz is a young Cuban-American playwright whose work has been produced widely around the United States, including the Public Theater (New York, NY), South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa, CA), Magic Theatre (San Francisco, CA), Oregon Shakespeare Festival, McCarter Theater (Princeton, NJ) and New Theatre (Coral Gables, FL). His other plays include Night Train to Bolina, Two Sisters and a Piano, Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams, and Anna in the Tropics (Winner of 2003 Pulitzer Prize). Mr. Cruz teaches playwriting at Yale University and lives in New York City.

Synopsis:

2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

About the Author

Nilo Cruz, whose plays include NIght Train to Bolina, A Bicyle Country, Dancing on Her Knees, is one of the country's most produced Cuban-American writers. An alumnus of New Dramatists, Cruz has taught playwriting at Brown and Yale Universities.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559362320
Author:
Cruz, Nilo
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
Oral reading
Subject:
Historical drama
Subject:
Cuban American families
Subject:
Cigar industry.
Subject:
Tampa
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Tampa (Fla.)
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
129
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.3 x 0.3 in 5 oz

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