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CCT Opens Anna In The Tropics Friday


March 15, 2006 — Caribbean Community Theatre opens its production of "Anna in the Tropics," a Pulitzer Prize winning play written by Cuban-American playwright Nilo Cruz on March 17.
Performance dates are the next three weekends Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee on March 26 at 4 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $8 for students. Shows are held at the Caribbean Community Theatre at 18 Estate Orange Grove, Christiansted. The box office and bar open at 7:15 p.m.. There is adult content. It is recommended for children over 16 years old.
Anna in the Tropics, according to the press release from CCT, is a poignant and poetic 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 listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics and the American dream prove a volatile combination.
Chester Delacruz directs the ensemble cast of Diamond Bishop, Allan LaBerteaux, Charles Braslow, Jacqueline Heyliger, Ale Santa Maria, Mariah Shabazz and Carmen Simmonds.
Anna in the Tropics is sponsored M. Beverly and Robert G. Bartner, Capital Mortgage Services, Caribbean Printing & Marketing, Christiansted Apothecary Hall, Essentials for the Office, Hamilton Real Estate, Island Heritage Insurance Co., Ltd., Mongoose 104.9, Isle 95 and Sunny FM 99.5, Walt Julio and V.I. Cargo.
This project is jointly supported by a grant from the V.I. Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC, a federal agency
For more information, contact CCT at 778-1983 or email: [email protected] or visit the Web site at "www.cct.vi.".


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