Scene Partner® Welcomes 2003 Pulitzer Prize Winner Nilo Cruz

Eight new e-Scripts™, from Pulitzer Prize Winner Nilo Cruz, have been added to the growing library of titles available on the Scene Partner® WebStore for use in the Scene Partner App. The new titles by Mr. Cruz are available to actors and theaters for use in memorizing lines and mounting future theatrical productions of his plays.

The new e-Scripts from Mr. Cruz include:


Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A poignant and poetic play set in Florida in 1929 in a Cuban–American cigar factory, where 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.

Mr. Cruz has created a work as wistful and affectingly ambitious as its characters. ANNA IN THE TROPIC reaches for the artistic heavens…”
– NY Times

“…enticing and exotic…entrancingly lovely…”
– Variety

978-0-8222-2887-5smTWO SISTERS AND A PIANO

Set in 1991, during the Pan American Games in Havana and while the Russians are pulling out of Cuba, this play portrays two sisters, Maria Celia, a novelist, and Sofia, a pianist, serving time under house arrest. Passion infiltrates politics when a lieutenant assigned to their case becomes infatuated with Maria Celia, whose literature he has been reading.

“It’s one of the most fascinating cat-and-mouse games to be seen on the stage.”
– Star-Ledger

LIFE IS A DREAM978-0-8222-2885-1sm

Astrological omens predict that if King Basilio’s son Segismundo is crowned, he will become a horrible tyrant who will bring destruction to his kingdom. In Nilo Cruz’s translation of Calderón de la Barca’s classic, the question of whether life is a dream or an illusion takes on a renewed relevance and urgency.

“…richly elegant translation…”
– Orange County Weekly

Mr. Cruz’s other e-Script titles are A BICYCLE COUNTRY, BEAUTY OF THE FATHER, DOÑA ROSITA THE SPINSTER, HORTENSIA AND THE MUSEUM OF DREAMS and NIGHT TRAIN TO BOLINA. These new e-Script titles from Nilo Cruz are available on the Scene Partner WebStore for only $9.99 each.

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