Fuzzy annatropicsjpg
Brooklyn | 2h 15m | Ends Nov 04

Anna in the Tropics

From 12 member reviews
Members say: Slow, Great acting, Absorbing, Enchanting, Great writing

About the show

The Gallery Players presents a new staging of Nilo Cruz's 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, a poignant and poetic play set in 1929 in a Cuban-American Florida cigar factory.


This lush romantic drama depicts a family of cigar makers whose loves and lives are played out against the backdrop of Depression-era America. Set in Ybor City (Tampa), Cruz imagines the catalytic effect the arrival of a new "lector" (who reads Tolstoy’s "Anna Karenina" to the workers as they toil in the cigar factory) has on a Cuban-American family, and celebrates the search for identity in a new land.

2h 15m | Ends Nov 04 | Gallery Players (Brooklyn)

“Anna in the Tropics” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

Enchanting, Great acting, Profound, Riveting

See it if you like family dramas well performed

Don't see it if you don't like large casts

Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You like well-written plays that are offer excellent acting and some interesting history.

Don't see it if If you prefer experimental theater or musicals.

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging

See it if Absorbing story which unfolded through the dialogue Small theatre which allowed you to see emotions of the actors. Humourous yet serious.

Don't see it if You like extravagant productions or musicals

Great acting, Masterful, Disappointing, Slow, Historical

See it if You want to see a Pulitzer Prize winning play that is not performed very often.

Don't see it if You want a play with well developed characters and an interesting story.

Delightful, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you want to spend two hours in an old cigar factory learning of their loves and the lives and how reading of a novel propels interaction.

Don't see it if you have trouble understanding accents as there are a mixture of Spanish language tones here. Not high drama but a slow, poetic story.

Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You are interested in a well written play with history of Cuban cigar rollers. Great costumes and staging

Don't see it if You get bored with overacting and slow moments. Unfortunately even though this play recieved a Pultzer Prize, the cast did not deliver.

Resonant, Romantic, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if plays about underrepresented individuals interest you, or you like pieces that offer a glimpse into a less-known aspect of 1920s America.

Don't see it if you’re turned off by indulgent dialogue. The poetic language gets in its own way and feels forced.

Ambitious, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You like historical dramas with live musicians and nice community theatre spaces.

Don't see it if You want something very fast paced or do not want to see a show that covers infidelity, assault, physical violence, and verbal abuse.

Enchanting, Slow, Entertaining

See it if you've never seen this play - a fine production of a great play.

Don't see it if you're looking for a broadway level production. The costumes and staging are very basic.

Also I've read this play but never seen it previously, so I was excited to ... Read more Read less

Depressing, Historical, Meta, Challenging, Intricate

See it if you reside in Park Slope and have recently read "Anna Karenina" and you don't mind a show that pinballs between the mawkish & the poignant.

Don't see it if you're nettled by inconsistent Spanish accents, a poor sense of time and place, and a periodic tendency to go for the cheap laugh.

Also Memorable Line: "Men marry their cigars, my dear."

Ambitious, Cliched, Slow

See it if You want to support the group with this interesting piece.

Don't see it if Prefer to skip a play that still needs some rehearsal.

Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Education about another culture told in the framework of a classic novel. Anna Karenina in 1920 Florida.

Don't see it if You don't admire highmy prosaic writing and mystical rromantic stories.

Buy tickets from $25


Direct from box office

The most selection and price points

Cast & Creatives (16)