"Anna in the Tropics" by Nilo Cruz
Thu, 1 Nov 12 8:00 PM
Oct. 30-Nov. 3
8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday
Mainstage Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts
Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, "Anna in the Tropics" is a poignant and poetic play set in Florida in 1929 in a Cuban-American cigar factory, where cigars are rolled by hand and lectors (readers) are employed to educate and entertain workers. When a new lector arrives and begins to read Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the topics and the American dream prove a volatile combination. Features students from JMU's School of Theatre and Dance.
For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.