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Nilo Cruz's

Anna in the Tropics

March 20–April 17, 2022

Anna in the Tropics

By Nilo Cruz

Directed by Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx

Shimmering with passion and poetry, this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama weaves the tale of a Cuban-American cigar factory in 1929 Florida where cigars are still rolled by hand and “lectors” are employed to transport and inspire the workers as they toil on the factory floor. As a handsome and debonair new lector reads the words of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, the lives of the workers begin to parallel the novel. Old traditions and new ways collide while longing, love, and betrayal spark a volatile flame that signals the end of an era.

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Lead Sponsor:
Alan & Sheila Lamson

artists + cast

The Artists

  • Director: Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx
  • Scenic Design: TBD
  • Costume Design: TBD
  • Lighting Design: TBD
  • Sound Design: TBD


  • Santiago: TBD
  • Cheche: TBD
  • Ofelia: TBD
  • Marela: TBD
  • Conchita: TBD
  • Palomo: TBD
  • Juan Julian: TBD
  • Eliades: TBD

† Designer is represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA-829 of the IATSE
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage
Managers in the United States.
ANW Resident Artist

Header photo by Craig Schwartz. Pictured: Erika Soto.