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‘Anna in the Tropics’ Kicks Off Theater and Dance Season

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Cuban-American workers in a cigar factory in 1920s Florida are entertained by a lector who reads to them as they roll cigars. A new reader unwittingly changes their lives by choosing to share with them Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina.” The College of the Arts’ fall theater lineup begins with Sept. 23-Oct. 9 performances of “Anna in the Tropics” at the Young Theatre, kicking off a season of student and faculty talent on the Cal State Fullerton stage.

Other fall performances include:  

“Italian American Reconciliation”
Oct. 7-30, Hallberg Theatre

John Patrick Shanley, author of “Moonstruck,” offers a mix of romance and dark comedy in a tale about the high price of love.   

Fall Dance Theatre
October 20-30, Little Theatre

Gladys Kares, professor of theatre and dance, coordinates an eclectic showcase of student talent.

“Pride & Prejudice”
Nov. 4-20, Young Theatre

Directed by Mark Ramont, associate professor of theatre and dance, this fast-paced adaptation of the Jane Austen classic promises more wit than ever.

“The Drowsy Chaperone”
Nov. 18-Dec. 3, Little Theatre

Hailed by New York Magazine as “the perfect Broadway musical,” this musical comedy is directed by Sarah Ripper, M.F.A. student in theatre arts-directing.

More information and tickets are available online.