Today: Michelle Smith Performing Arts 09:00AM - 10:00PM

Nilo Cruz's Anna in the Tropics - Friday, November 6 through Sunday, November 14, 2009

The UM Department of TheatreDirected by Jose Carrasquillo

Friday, Nov. 6 - 8:00 pm Saturday, Nov. 7 - 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm Sunday, Nov. 8, 2:00 pm Wednesday, Nov. 11 - 7:30 pm Thursday, Nov. 12 - 7:30 pm Friday, Nov. 13 - 8:00 pm Sunday, Nov. 14 - 2:00 pm Robert and Arlene Kogod Theatre

The 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Drama winner is set in 1920s Ybor City, Florida, where family members who work in a cigar factory struggle to reconcile the traditions of the past with their desires for the future. Passions erupt and emotions flare as the laborers embrace the unfamiliar ideas presented to them by a new arrival in their midst, who reads Anna Karenina aloud to them as they work, with life-altering consequences. You can learn more about the topics and themes addressed in the The UM Department of Theatre's presentation of Anna in the Tropics by checking out these UM Libraries resources:

 Anna in the Tropics - a novel by Nilo Cruz   Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy: English language translations and a ballet based on the classic novel   Critical guides to Tolstoy's Anna Karenina   Fiction: Cuban-American Families   History and Fiction: The Cigar Industry in Ybor City   History and Fiction: Ybor City, Tampa, Floria