Meadowdale High School’s Meadowdale Players are producing the lush and poetic “Anna In The Tropics” this Friday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. at Meadowdale High’s Black Box Theatre.
The play, which took the Pulitzer in 2003, features the way a Cuban cigar-making family’s life is turned upside down by the arrival of a new lector. The lector is hired to read aloud great works of literature to the factory workers as they roll cigars. He chooses to read from Tolstoy’s classic Anna Karenina, which sets the hearts of the workers pumping, particularly the women.
The Aug. 12 performance, which is a fundraiser for the high school theatre company, concludes three weeks of intense preparation by the students in their summer theatre camp. Proceeds will be used to re-establish the theatre company as a Washington State Thespian Troupe so that students may audition for university theatre scholarships.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for a suggested donation of $5. More information is available at Facebook.com/MeadowdalePlayers.