Miami school district says it denied Pulitzer play due to racy scenes. Others say censorship
Nilo Cruz attends the 61st Annual New Dramatist's Benefit Luncheon at the Marriot Marquis on May 18, 2010, in New York City. - Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images North America/TNS

MIAMI — Days after the Miami-Dade County School District denied students from attending Miami New Drama’s production of Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Anna in the Tropics,” school officials pointed to lines and imagery they considered to be “sexually explicit” or inappropriate for school-aged children. Among the examples cited were comments between characters, such as “I would’ve shot the son of [expletive] a long time ago,” and a stage note that referenced lovemaking on top of a table. There’s also a description “of what lovers do” and a violent passage in which a character reads fr...