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Shelves: theatre , scripts , pulitzer-prize "Everything in life dreams. A bicycle dreams of becoming a boy, an umbrella dreams of becoming the rain, a pearl dreams of becoming a woman, and a chair dreams of becoming a gazelle and running back to the forest. Lastly, no playwright has captured the steaminess of sex like Williams until Cruz burst upon the theatrical scene. Anna In "Everything in life dreams. Anna In The Tropics is set in in a Cuban-American cigar factory where cigars are still rolled by hand and "lectors" are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics, and the American dream prove a volatile combination.

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Jun 6, Anna in the Tropics — Nilo Cruz What happens when people refuse to change, will not accept technological advances, and do not know how to cope in a world that has passed them by? Since this is a story of multiple passions gone stale, a fiery despair should be projected by the characters in this award-winning tale set in a Cuban community in Tampa, Florida in The action of the play revolves around a central figure known as the lector. In the industry of handmade cigars, there was tradition, from the late 19th century up to the Great Depression, of hiring a learned person to read newspapers, poetry, and great works of fiction to the mostly illiterate Cuban and Puerto Rican workers as they performed their monotonous tasks in the hot and humid conditions necessary to keep the tobacco leaves moist and supple.

Anna in the Tropics opens with Ofelia, the wife of Santiago, the factory owner, eagerly waiting with her daughters Marela and Conchita for a ship bringing Juan Julian, the new lector she has hired. Concurrently, the action on stage shows a drunken Santiago forcing his half-brother Cheche to loan him more and more money to bet on the cockfights. Not really wanting to loan Santiago more money, Cheche gives in when Santiago agrees to give his brother another share of the factory.

As soon as Juan Julian appears in the factory to begin reading from Anna Karenina, a story of love and marital infidelity, the family of cigar-makers is stirred up and each person starts acting out his or her dreams and problems. From the moment Cheche encounters Juan Julian, Cheche wants to abolish his job. Cheche intends to mechanize the plant and over the roar of machines nobody could hear someone reading out loud.

Of course Marela is infatuated with Julian whose name she had written on a piece of paper and immersed in water spiced with cinnamon and brown sugar to ensure before he arrived at the factory that he would bring sweetness into her life. The only person upon whom this lector has a redeeming effect is Santiago who, after first getting mad at Ofelia for not forgiving his gambling debts, confesses to her through a discussion about Anna Karenina that he fears he is losing his pride, self-respect, and the valued love of his wife.

Conchita asks Palomo if he has ever heard the voice of a deaf person because this raw, untempered voice is the one she wants to use to tell him about her longing for him.

Anna in the Tropics is one of only two plays to win the Pulitzer Prize without first having a production in New York and when the play did make it to Broadway, it only managed a three-month run with mixed reviews.

Perhaps the problem lies in the core choice by Cruz to have the heart-wrenching and tragic novel, Anna Karenina, play against what seem to be ordinary problems of ordinary people.

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Anna in the Tropics

Jun 6, Anna in the Tropics — Nilo Cruz What happens when people refuse to change, will not accept technological advances, and do not know how to cope in a world that has passed them by? Since this is a story of multiple passions gone stale, a fiery despair should be projected by the characters in this award-winning tale set in a Cuban community in Tampa, Florida in The action of the play revolves around a central figure known as the lector. In the industry of handmade cigars, there was tradition, from the late 19th century up to the Great Depression, of hiring a learned person to read newspapers, poetry, and great works of fiction to the mostly illiterate Cuban and Puerto Rican workers as they performed their monotonous tasks in the hot and humid conditions necessary to keep the tobacco leaves moist and supple.

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