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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.
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Tickets: $12, $19, $29, $39

Preview Night tickets do not qualify for subscription packages or discounts.

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Sohrob Khojasteh, Cheche
Ashley Salazar, Marela
Myles Romo, Palomo
Raúl Peyret, Santiago
Antonieta Carpio, Ofelia
Christian Zumbado, Lector
Suz Marie, Conchita

Rose Cano, Director
Monique Otter-Johnson Stage Manager

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.

Content warning: adult language, implied assault

As COVID cases are now on a significant downward trend, we have hope that the pandemic is easing to such a level that we may reduce interventions. Based on new Washington State, King and Pierce County policies, guidance, and suggested best practices, Tacoma Arts Live will end the requirement that patrons show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test as of March 12, 2022. Masks are strongly encouraged for everyone in attendance. At most ticketed events, seats are reserved, and will not be socially distanced. Please note that VIVID: A Fundraiser for Arts Access & Education will still require proof of a vaccination or a negative test.

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