Anna and the Tropics

Anna and the Tropics

eBook - 2003
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This lush romantic drama depicts a family of cigar makers whose loves and lives are played out against the backdrop of America in the midst of the Depression. Set in Ybor City (Tampa) in 1930, Cruz imagines the catalytic effect the arrival of a new "lector" (who reads Tolstoy's Anna Karenina to the workers as they toil in the cigar factory) has on a CubanAmerican family. Cruz celebrates the search for identity in a new land.
Publisher: New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2003.
ISBN: 9781559366069
1559366060
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Contents: PRODUCTION HISTORY; CHARACTERS; TIME AND PLACE, SET, COSTUMES PLAYWRIGHT'S NOTE; Act One; SCENE 1; SCENE 2; SCENE 3; SCENE 4; SCENE 5; Act two; SCENE 1; SCENE 2; SCENE 3; SCENE 4; SCENE 5; NILO CRUZ;
Summary: This lush romantic drama depicts a family of cigar makers whose loves and lives are played out against the backdrop of America in the midst of the Depression. Set in Ybor City (Tampa) in 1930, Cruz imagines the catalytic effect the arrival of a new "lector" (who reads Tolstoy's Anna Karenina to the workers as they toil in the cigar factory) has on a CubanAmerican family. Cruz celebrates the search for identity in a new land.

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joliebergman
Jun 13, 2014

I really enjoyed learning about the history of cigar making/workshops. The storyline felt too incomplete and I did not enjoy the characters or their development.

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