Sunday, June 6, 2010

Ensemble Member, Gil Ron in Pulitzer Prize winner!

Nilo Cruz's Anna In The Tropics has ongoing performances at the legendary Repertorio Espanol. Visit their website for your chance to catch our Ensemble Member, Gil Ron in this Pulizter Prize winner for best dramatic play.

ANNA IN THE TROPICS is a poignant and poetic new play set in Florida in 1929 in a Cuban–American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and “lectors” are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics and the American dream prove a volatile combination.

Nilo Cruz is a young Cuban-American playwright whose work has been produced widely around the United States including the Public Theater (New York, NY), South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa, CA), Magic Theatre (San Francisco, CA), Oregon Shakespeare Festival, McCarter Theater (Princeton, NJ) and New Theatre (Coral Gables, FL). Cruz was the first Hispanic ever to receive a Pulitzer Prize in the category of Drama. His other plays include “Night Train to Bolina,” “Two Sisters and a Piano,” “Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams,” among others. “Anna in the Tropics” also won the Steinberg Award for Best New Play. Mr. Cruz teaches playwriting at Yale University and lives in New York City. Cruz recently commented via phone that, “this is the first time that one of my works is being presented or translated in Spanish. I’ve always admired Repertorio’s work and I feel honored that one of my plays is being produced by this legendary institution.”

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