Passion and poetry
by Nilo Cruz; directed by Kevin Dreyer
Note: Contains mature themes, cigar smoke, and gunshots
Sensual, and poetic, this Pulitzer Prize winner by Nilo Cruz tells the story of workers at a cigar-rolling factory in 1929 Tampa. In keeping with tradition, a lector reads a book to keep the workers entertained. When the new reader selects “Anna Karenina,” the novel’s passionate prose sparks hidden desires in the workers, leading to a dramatic change in their lives.
Wilson Mainstage Auditorium, South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N. Main, South Bend, IN