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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nilo Cruz Narrator: Full Cast Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN:
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This poignant and poetic 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning play captures 1929 Florida at a time when 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 reads 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.

Starring (in alphabetical order):
Alma Martinez as Ofelia
Jonathan Nichols as Palomo/Eliades
Winston Rocha as Santiago
Onahoua Rodriguez as Marela
Adriana Sevan as Conchita
Herbert Siguenza as Cheche
Jimmy Smits as Juan Julian

Also includes an interview with Jimmy Smits.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 judi morgan | 12/24/2013

    " This is a play but provides such an interesting peak into the culture in Cuba among the cigar rollers...the Anna in the title is Anna Karenina... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 11/1/2013

    " This was a lovely, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 amanda jane | 9/30/2013

    " making the connection between cuban cigar rollers and anna karenina...awesome. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April Monteith | 8/25/2013

    " Quick easy read but lacked depth and I was disappointed in the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Tzintzun | 8/10/2013

    " Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. The emotions that Cruz is able to make me feel in the span of sixty pages goes to show what one can do with the spoken word. I want to see this play so terribly bad now. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephen | 12/8/2012

    " Disappointingly little was done with a premise that seemed not only wholly original but also full of promise. The Pulitzer may have been mis-awarded in this case, or else American drama is simply a weak field. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brielle | 7/28/2012

    " Such a GREAT story! Things come around in a wonderfully heartwarming way. Good parallels to Tolstoy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue Davis | 7/13/2012

    " Lectors in cigar factories. About the passing of a whole tradition. Lots of parallels with Anna Karenina. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mimi | 6/3/2012

    " QUick read but very good...story about Cuban cigar makers in Tampa who are inspired (for romance, mischief, drama etc) by lectores (readers) who read to them while they roll cigars-- "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nickitza | 5/23/2012

    " 2003 Pulitzer "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 5/13/2012

    " Beautiful writing, framed around an absolutely fascinating historical arrangement between workers and management of cigar factories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick Hennessy | 3/2/2012

    " not bad, not terrific either "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin | 6/29/2011

    " Read this for a college class. It was ok, I guess. Not too keen on reading plays. I'm gonna have to wait for my professor to tell me why it was a good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 4/26/2011

    " Spanish translation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina | 2/25/2011

    " Beautiful! I wanted a little more from the ending, however. I'm not sure what, but I felt it ended too quickly. Maybe I would feel differently if I was seeing it done rather than reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin | 1/12/2011

    " Read this for a college class. It was ok, I guess. Not too keen on reading plays. I'm gonna have to wait for my professor to tell me why it was a good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 8/12/2009

    " Lectors in cigar factories. About the passing of a whole tradition. Lots of parallels with Anna Karenina. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 8/4/2009

    " This was a lovely, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 judi morgan | 4/26/2009

    " This is a play but provides such an interesting peak into the culture in Cuba among the cigar rollers...the Anna in the title is Anna Karenina... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 4/19/2009

    " You know what makes a play great to me?

    NOT having 22-year-old main characters pee themselves for no obvious reason other than excitement.

    "I couldn't hold it in!" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 5/28/2008

    " Beautiful writing, framed around an absolutely fascinating historical arrangement between workers and management of cigar factories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mimi | 1/27/2008

    " QUick read but very good...story about Cuban cigar makers in Tampa who are inspired (for romance, mischief, drama etc) by lectores (readers) who read to them while they roll cigars-- "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brielle | 7/28/2007

    " Such a GREAT story! Things come around in a wonderfully heartwarming way. Good parallels to Tolstoy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 amanda | 5/31/2007

    " making the connection between cuban cigar rollers and anna karenina...awesome. "

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