Anna in the Tropics

Last night, we saw the play Anna in the Tropics at the Pasadena Playhouse. Loads of reviews are available on the web, so this is more my impressions of the play.

The logo of the play shows a lady dressed as Anna Karenina, who is a central character in this story, while being only a character in a book. The play concerns a family that owns and operates a cigar factory: the father owns the company, his brother manages it, his wife and two daughters, as well as a son-in-law, work in the factory. Cigar rolling is boring work in the 1910-1920 timeframe, and so the family has followed Cuban tradition and hired a lector to read to the works. The book chosen to be read is Anna Karenina.

Story Summary – There May Be Spoilers Here

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