Now on stage Anna in the Tropics

Cy-Fair College's theatre season kicks off with “Anna in the Tropics” set Sept. 27 through Oct. 7.

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this poignant and poetic play is set in Florida in 1929 in a Cuban-American family owned cigar factory in which cigars are rolled by hand and “lectors” are employed to educate and entertain the workers. 

The arrival of handsome new lector, Juan Julian, is cause for both celebration and caution.  When Juan begins to read aloud from Leo Tolstoy’s passionate Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst for the workers, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics, and the American dream prove a volatile combination.

“Don’t miss this engaging and intriguing drama with comedic overtones,” said Ron Jones, who directs this Nilo Cruz drama. “The New York Times says Mr. Cruz has created a work as wistful and affectingly ambitious as it characters.”

Preview night is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 with tickets only $5. Other show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 and 3 p.m. Sundays Sept. 30 and Oct. 7.

Tickets are $12, seniors $10 and students $5 with proper id. Discounted group tickets are also available. A reception follows the Sept. 28 performance.

All performances, which are recommended for high school age and above, will be held in the Main Stage Theatre located in the Center for the Arts building, located at 9191 Barker Cypress at West Road.

For reservations and ticket information, call the box office at 281-290-5201or go to cyfair.lonestar.edu/goto/cfcboxoffice.