Opening the 2018-2019 Season...

THE PULITZER PRIZE WINNING

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In Partnership with the Rochester Latino Theatre Company

WHY

This show was selected for the Blackfriars season because of its beauty. This Pulitzer Prize-winning piece is the perfect starting point for the theatre's relationship with the Rochester Latino Theater Company. Without them, Rochester audiences would have the privilege of experiencing this piece! Come see the show for its riveting story, stunning language, and cultural relevance. 

WHAT

Anna In The Tropics is a poignant and poetic new play set in Florida in 1929 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.

WHO:

This production will be directed by Patricia Lewis Browne

CAST:
Santiago............Owner of the cigar factory / late 50s
Chechè...............Santiago's half brother / early 40s
Ofelia..................Santiago's wife / 50s
Marela.................Ofelia & Santiago's daughter / 20s
Conchita............Marela's sister / 30s
Palomo...............Conchita's husband / 30s or 40s
Juan Julian........The lector / late 30s
Eliades................Local gamester / 40s

Auditions TBA

WHEN:

This production runs September 7-23rd, 2018.