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Tacoma Arts Live presents

Anna in the Tropics

by Nilo Cruz

Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 25, 2022 at7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 26, 2022 at7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, April 8, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
Theater on the Square
Tickets: $12, $19, $29, $39

Preview Night tickets do not qualify for subscription packages or discounts.
Performance contains adult language and themes.
Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, set in Ybor City, Florida, in 1929. Here, a cadre of Cuban-Americans, primarily female cigar factory laborers who hand roll each cigar await the arrival of their new lector, Juan Julian. The lector serves to entertain the workers by reading great stories. Most of the group is overjoyed by the presence of this new, handsome lector, but when he starts reading from the Russian classic, Anna Karenina, the scandalous lives of Tolstoy’s characters start to intertwine with the lives of his listeners. As Juan Julian reads, the hot, humid Florida summer strangely starts to resemble the cold Russian winter of Tolstoy. Infidelity, money problems, and violence spring to the surface as the owners and workers grapple with their new found understanding of life, love and business.

ANNA IN THE TROPICS is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
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