Saturday, September 3, 2011

Upcoming: Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz, Texas State University, October 4 - 9

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Anna in the Tropics Texas State University

directed by Jeremy O. Torres

October 4 - 8 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, October 9 at 2 p.m.

Texas State University Theatre, 430 Moon Street, San Marcos (click for map)

This Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of Cuban exiles working in a cigar factory in Ybor City (Tampa) Florida in 1929. When a new lector, perhaps the last to ply his trade, is hired, their lives are forever altered. As the lector reads from Anna Karenina, he casts a spell over the workers, transforming their passions and desires through the affirming power of art. That the love they seek may result in a tragic end is ordained as much by the story of the Russian noblewoman Anna as it is by the actions of the workers themselves.

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