Anna in the Tropics

Artwork by Richard Hilliard

Anna in the Tropics
By Nilo Cruz

October 30–November 2, 2012 Tuesday–Friday @ 8 p.m.
November 3, 2012 Saturday @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Mainstage Theatre

“The words of Nilo Cruz waft from a stage like a scented breeze. They sparkle and prickle and timeless passions that touch us all.” — Miami Herald

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.

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, NY.

Ticket prices: $13–$14. Reserved seating. Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Forbes Center Box Office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or 1½ hours prior to performance). Cash, checks, major credit cards, JACards accepted.
JMU student tickets: $11 in person at box office only with student ID. One ticket per ID. Student tickets not available online.

Mailing Tickets/Will Call — Tickets that are ordered more than two weeks in advance of a performance will be mailed to the address on file. Ticket orders received less than two weeks prior to a performance will be held for pick-up at the Will Call window.

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