Anna in the Tropics

In Cuban cigar factories, a lector reads the morning newspaper over a loudspeaker to the workers, then a work of literature in the afternoon. Nilo Cruz won the Pulitzer Prize for this 2003 play about a lector who reads “Anna Karenina” to the workers in a Tampa, Fla., factory in 1929 — back when there were Cuban cigar factories in the United States. Life at the factory begins to mirror the action of Tolstoy’s drama. Larissa Kokernot directs a Jungle Theater production that features Adlyn Carreras, Cristina Florencia Castro and Juan Rivera Lebron. (Preview 7:30 p.m. Fri. Opens 7:30 p.m. Sat. Continues 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sun., 7:30 Tue.-Thu. Ends March 12. Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. $35-$45. 612-822-7063 or jungletheater.com)

GRAYDON ROYCE