ANNA IN THE TROPICS

ANNA IN THE TROPICS
by Nilo Cruz
July 7-9, 14-17 & 21-23

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Excitement is in the air as Santiago’s family awaits the arrival of the new lector employed to read to the workers in his cigar factory as they roll cigars. As charismatic Juan Julian reads Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, the workers quickly fall under his spell and passions ignite. These newly kindled passions, combined with the tropical heat and the promise of the American dream, prove to be explosive in Cruz’s intoxicating Pulitzer Prize winning romance.

Directed by Art DeConciliis

The Cast:
Eliades ………. Mason Dowd
Santiago………. Marcus Muzopappa
Cheché ……….. Philip Bower
Marela………. Elizabeth Glyptis
Conchita……….. Kaitlin Kerr
Ofelia………. Patricia Cena Fuchel*
Juan Julian………. Erik Martin
Palomo……….. Daniel Harrold
Factory Workers……… Mason Dowd, Sophia Englesberg, Chelsea Hallman, and Cassie Henricks
*member of Actor’s Equity Association

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“An impressive production with flawless performances. Patricia Fuchel and Marcus Muzopappa deliver show-stopping turns as Ofelia and Santiago. The hearts of the show are Kaitlin Kerr and Elizabeth Glyptis. Both actresses give poignant performances as they fantasize exciting lives far from the daily factory work.” — Gwendolyn Kiste, Pittsburgh City Paper.

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