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* {{Cuckold}}: Conchita is unnerved when Palomo starts getting too inquisitive about her sex life with Juan.


* ShoutOut: ''Literature/AnnaKarenina'' is the book that Juan reads to the workers at the cigar factory.
* YourCheatingHeart: Palomo is cheating on Conchita. Listening to ''Anna Karenina'' at work leads her to confront him about it. Later she starts an affair with Juan.

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* ShoutOut: ''Literature/AnnaKarenina'' is the book that Juan reads to the workers at the cigar factory.
* YourCheatingHeart: Palomo is cheating on Conchita. Listening to ''Anna Karenina'' at work leads her to confront him about it. Later she starts an affair with Juan.
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* BringMyBrownPants: "We hear Marela pee on herself from
nervousness" says the stage direction, when she and her mother meet Juan Julian the new lector at the dock.

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* BringMyBrownPants: "We hear Marela pee on herself from
from nervousness" says the stage direction, when she and her mother meet Juan Julian the new lector at the dock.



* IncestIsBest: Cheche lusts for Marela, his half-niece.

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* IncestIsBest: IncestIsRelative: Cheche lusts for Marela, his half-niece.

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''Anna in the Tropics'' is a 2003 play by Nilo Cruz.

The story is set in 1929 in the Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa. Santiago is the owner of a cigar factory. He and his wife Ofelia are parents to two daughters, Marela and Conchita. Conchita is married to Palomo, but the marriage is troubled; he's been cheating on her.

Everyone in the family works together, hand-rolling cigars the traditional Cuban way. Into this scene comes Juan Julian, a ''lector''. The lector is a person who, in accordance with old Cuban tradition, reads books to the workers in the cigar factory as they roll cigars by hand. Everybody is on board with this tradition except for Santiago's half-brother Cheche, who regards it as an anachronism. The book Juan reads is ''Literature/AnnaKarenina''. The tale of a tragic LoveTriangle triggers strange new emotions in the family.

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* BeastlyBloodsports: Cockfighting is a common amusement for the men.
* BlowingSmokeRings: Ofelia does when taking the ceremonial first puff on the factory's new "Anna Karenina" cigar.
* BringMyBrownPants: "We hear Marela pee on herself from
nervousness" says the stage direction, when she and her mother meet Juan Julian the new lector at the dock.
* ButLiquorIsQuicker: Ofelia accuses her husband of having this motive when he tries to pull her out of the party after she's drunk too much.
* {{Cuckold}}: Conchita is unnerved when Palomo starts getting too inquisitive about her sex life with Juan.
* DivorceInReno: Palomo suggests they go to Reno for six weeks after Conchita confronts him about his affair.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the first scene Santiago has lost all his money betting on cockfighting and has to hit his brother Cheche up for a loan.
* GoodOldWays: A source of conflict. The whole business of cigar factory workers rolling cigars by hand, while someone reads to them to pass the time, is long-standing tradition. Chiche points out that they are wasting money paying a guy who not only isn't doing constructive work, he's also distracting the workers and reducing their productivity. He also wants the business to install automation to increase their output. The rest of the family rejects these ideas. Chiche is symbolic of these new ideas--he is half-Anglo and his real name is "Chester". Juan, the lector with no real business in a cigar factory, is the old ways.
* HangoverSensitivity: Santiago is rubbing his head the morning after the party for the new cigar.
* HappilyMarried: Ofelia disapproves of Santiago drinking too much and wasting his money at cockfighting, but they get along well together.
* HaveAGayOldTime: Intentionally evoked in this 2003 play set in 1929, when Juan says of Hollywood actors, "They are all smoking little fags [''cigarettes''] and not cigars."
* IncestIsBest: Cheche lusts for Marela, his half-niece.
* ShoutOut: ''Literature/AnnaKarenina'' is the book that Juan reads to the workers at the cigar factory.
* YourCheatingHeart: Palomo is cheating on Conchita. Listening to ''Anna Karenina'' at work leads her to confront him about it. Later she starts an affair with Juan.

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