Baylor Theatre Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama "Anna in the Tropics"

March 1, 2011

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Baylor University's department of theatre arts will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Anna in the Tropics" Wednesday, March 2, to Thursday, March 3, and Wednesday, March 16, to Saturday, March 19, in Jones Theatre on the Baylor campus.

Written by Nilo Cruz, the play will transport audiences back to Florida in1929, where workers in a Cuban cigar factory discover the relevance of literature in their lives when a suave young man is hired to read to them during the long days at the factory.

The lector, Juan Julian, played by Baylor senior Andrew Saenz, chooses Leo Tolstoy's novel "Anna Karenina" as his first reading. Soon, passion is brought back into the workers' lives, and with it understanding.

The play will be directed by Dr. Stan Denman, professor and chair of the Baylor department of theatre arts.

The event is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased for $15 online at or in person at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center at 60 Baylor Ave. The play contains some mature subject matter of a sexual nature and is intended for adult audiences.

The show times for the play are as follows; 7:30 p.m. March 2-3, 7:30 p.m. March 16-19 and 2 p.m. March 19.

Jones Theatre is located inside the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.

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by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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