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September 26th, 2011
Texas State staging Pulitzer-winning ‘Anna in the Tropics’

Allissa Garcia plays Conchita and Jon Esquivel plays Juan Julian in Texas State's production of "Anna in the Tropics," set to run Oct. 4-8. PHOTO by GINA ESCOBEDA


The Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Anna in the Tropics Oct. 4-9 on the main stage of the Theatre Center.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4-8, with a 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 9.

Directed by Jeremy O. Torres, “Anna in the Tropics” opens in 1929, telling the story of Cuban exiles working in a cigar factory in Ybor City, Fla. When a new lector is hired at the factory, the workers’ lives are forever altered. As the lector reads from the Russian novel, Anna Karenina, he casts a spell over the workers, sculpting their passions and desires through the affirming power of art.

Tickets are $12 general admission and $7 for Texas State students. For reservations, call the Texas State box office at (512) 245-2204. For more information, please call (512) 245-2147 or visit the Department of Theatre and Dance website here.

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