Ana en el trópico Plays Miracle Theatre


ANA EN EL TRÓPICO (Anna in the Tropics), written by Nilo Cruz and directed by Christy Drogosch

Sponsored by Oregon Cultural Trust and El Hispanic News
When: February 11-March 5, 2011
Thursday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., Preview
Friday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m., Opening Night (with complimentary reception catered by La Bamba)
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Where: Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark Street, Portland, Oregon 97214
Admission: $14 - $25; discounts for students, seniors and advance purchases
Tickets can be purchased from or 503-236-7253
Media passes: Complimentary tickets for media representatives available from
More information: 503-236-7253 or
Study guide: Complimentary bilingual study guide available from or

A Spanish-language production of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama

(presented with easy-to-follow English supertitles)

In this beguiling story set in a Cuban-American cigar factory in 1929 Florida, 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 avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics and the American dream prove a volatile combination. "The words of Nilo Cruz waft from the stage like a scented breeze. They sparkle and prickle and swirl, enveloping those who listen ... in timeless passions that touch us all." (Miami Herald)

Castillo Morales ... Santiago
Nurys Herrera ... Conchita
Sofia May-Cuxim ... Ofelia
Jorge Madrid ... Cheche
Enrique E. Andrade Juan Julian
CarlosAlexis Cruz ... Palomo
Seanya Partrana ... Marela

Christy Drogosch ... Director
Peter West ... Lighting Designer
Hal Logan ... Sound Designer
Marychris Mass ... Costume Designer
Deanna Zibello ... Scene Designer
Sarah Lydecker ... Props Master
Gavin Hales ... Stage Manager
Nana Nash ... Projectionist
Rebecca Lewis ... Master Carpenter
Samuel Trevino ... Artcard Artist
Sylvia Malán, Sarah Hinds and Daniel Moreno ... House Managers
Olga Sanchez ... Artistic Director, Miracle MainStage
Estela Robinson ... Production Assistant
José E. González ... Executive Director

Christy Drogosch is thrilled to be returning for a second time as director of a production at the Miracle. Previously, she directed the Spanish-language version of Fuente Ovejuna, which she adapted for a smaller cast from the original text by Lope De Vega, and assistant directed Un barco sin pescador. She has been seen most recently as Titania in Willamette Shakespeare's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, as Rosaline in Love's Labor's Lost at Northwest Classical Theater, and as Charlotta in Compass Repertory's production of The Cherry Orchard. Favorite roles include Constance Ledbelly in Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet); Bianca in Desdemona: A Play About A Handkerchief; Mariette LeVieux in The Dinner Party; Lady MacBeth in MacBeth; and Helsa in The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.

This production is sponsored by Oregon Cultural Trust and El Hispanic News.

Miracle Theatre Group's 2010-2011 season is funded in part by Meyer Memorial Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Regional Arts & Culture Council and Work for Art, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Kinsman Foundation, Collins Foundation, James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Juan Young Trust, Shubert Foundation, Oregon Cultural Trust, El Hispanic News and El Centinela.

The restaurant sponsor for the opening night of this production is La Bamba.

The Miracle Theatre Group has been dedicated to bringing the vibrancy of Latino theatre to the Northwest community and beyond for more than 25 years. In addition to its national tours, Miracle provides a home for Spanish and Latin American arts and culture at El Centro Milagro, where it enriches the local community with a variety of community outreach projects and educational programs designed to share the diversity of Latino culture. For more information about the Miracle Theatre Group, visit or call 503-236-7253.


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