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Author: Nilo Cruz Narrator: Jimmy Smits, Adriana Sevan, Alma Martinez, Jonathan Nichols, Winston Rocha, Onahoua Rodriguez, Herbert Siguenza Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Audio Length: Release Date: December 2005 Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781580814065

Publisher Description

This poignant and poetic 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.

An LA Theatre Works full-cast performance starring Jimmy Smits as Juan Julian, Onahoua Rodriguez as Marela, Adriana Sevan as Conchita, Alma Martinez as Ofelia, Jonathan Nichols as Palomo and Eliades, Winston Rocha as Santiago, Herbert Siguenza as Chéché. Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela and recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

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  • Winner of the 2003Pulitzer Prize for Drama

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is the first audiobook play that I have ever listened to and honestly it is not the best format for appreciating a play. I thought the topics discussed very excellent and the re-creation of the era was great. I wanted to understand why this was so controversial that our school system would ban it. It is not clear to me why this would join the list of conservative banned media. I assume the bar is now really low. "

    - Stephen Wise Unger, 9/23/2022

About the Narrator

Richard Montoya is a founding member of the satirical performance trio Culture Clash. Montoya became involved at an early age with art and politics and in particular with the potent mix of Chicano aesthetics and activism. Like his father José Montoya—the legendary Chicano artist, poet, and musician—Richard is a multifaceted writer, poet, and talented graphic artist.