Anna in the Tropics Popular

October 3 at 8pm
October 4 at 8pm
October 5 at 2pm and 8pm
Yale Repertory Theatre

A Cuban cigar factory in Florida, 1929. A "lector," or reader, arrives to entertain the workers with Anna Karenina while they hand-roll the cigars. But Tolstoy's novel about forbidden love unleashes their deepest, darkest desires. Meanwhile, the advent of cigar-rolling machines heralds the end of a tradition.

WARNING: There will be a lit cigar onstage during this performance. Please be aware of possible exposure to cigar smoke.


Conchita - Rebecca Brudner
Palomo - Iason Togias
Juan Julian - Fabian Fernandez
Marela - Jessica Miller
Ofelia - Juliana Canfield
Santiago - Gabriel de Leon
Cheché - Tim Creavin
Eliades - Kerry Burke-McCloud
Ensemble - Alexander Bailey, Conor Bagley, Naima Hebrail Kidjo, Skyler Ross, Stefani Kuo, Zoe Huber-Weiss
Count Alexei Alexandrovich Karenin - Henry Gottfried
Anna Karenina - Laurel Durning-Hammond
Count Alexei Kirillovich Vronsky - Nathaniel Janis
Musicians - Dominic Coles, Hans Bilger, Juliet Glazer, Maya Averbuch

Production Staff

Director - Eric Sirakian
Producer - Douglas Streat
Stage Manager - Melanie Borinstein
Technical Director - Elif Erez
Lighting Designer - Harry Shamansky
Master Electrician - Eli Block
Sound Designer - Nick Baskin
Sound Engineer - Tim Follo
Set Designer - David Shatan-Pardo
Costume Designer - Joy Shan
Props Designer - Donald Woodson
Graphic Designer - Victoria Pierre
Musical Director - Dominic Coles
Dramaturg - Irene Casey

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