Open Fist Theatre Company

Anna in the Tropics

Nilo Cruz’s poignant and poetic 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning play captures 1929 Florida at a time when cigars were still rolled by hand and lectors were employed to educate and entertain the immigrant workers. The arrival of a new lector is cause for celebration, but when he reads Anna Karenina to the cigar rollers, 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:
• Written Nilo Cruz
• Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera
• Starring Presciliana EsparoliniAntonio JaramilloJavi Mulero, Byron QuirosJill RemezJade SantanaSteve Wilcox,
• Presented by Open Fist Theatre Company, Martha Demson, artistic director

WHEN:
Previews: April 26-28, May 2
Performances: May 3 – June 8
• Thursday 8 p.m.: May 2 ONLY (preview)
• Fridays 8 p.m.: May 3 (opening night), June 7 ONLY
• Saturdays 8 p.m.: April 27 (preview), May 4, May 11, 18, 25; June 1, 8
• Sundays 4 p.m.: April 28 (preview), May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2
• Mondays 8 p.m.: April 29 (preview), May 13, 20, 27; June 3 (dark May 6)

WHERE:
Atwater Village Theatre
3269 Casitas Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(FREE parking in the Atwater Xing lot one block south of the theater)

TICKETS: 
• Saturdays & Sundays: $25 with advance purchase, $30 at the door
• Mondays & Friday, June 7: $20 with advance purchase, $25 at the door
• Friday, May 3 (opening night): $35 with advance purchase, $40 at the door (includes catered reception)
• Previews: Pay-What-You-Want

COMING SOON