Love, passion and betrayal are a tangled nest in BLT’s ‘Beauty of the Father’


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Love, passion and betrayal are a tangled nest in Beauty of the Father produced by Latino Theatre Projects and Burien Little Theatre and opening Aug. 2.

Latino Theatre Projects and Burien Little Theatre are joining forces again this summer to present a co-production of the passionate Beauty of the Father, written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz, opening Aug. 2 in English. This production follows a successful and critically acclaimed co-production of Cruz’ Anna in theTropics last summer.

In Beauty of the Father, a young American woman travels to Spain to meet her long-estranged artist father and falls for his Moroccan companion. Cruz explores the conflict between love and sacrifice in an unrequited love triangle in Andalusia, where the restless ghost of Spanish poet/playwright Federico Garcia Lorca wanders the streets, conversing with the living.

This show is suitable for ages 13-plus due to some adult themes and content.

Beauty of the Father will be performed at Burien Little Theatre from opening night on Aug. 2 through Aug. 25. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. Check out special opening weekend ticket deals. For tickets or information, go online to www.latinotheatreprojects.org, www.burienlittletheatre.org, or call 206-242-5180.

THE CAST
Michael D. Blum is the director of the show.

Also featured are the diverse acting talents of:

  • Matt Aguayo (Karim)
  • Emily Feliciano (Marina)
  • Santino Garcia (Lorca)
  • Fernando Luna (Emiliano)
  • Heather Ward (Paquita)

ABOUT LATINO THEATRE PROJECTS
Latino Theatre Projects (LTP) is a Seattle-area nonprofit whose mission is to inform, enlighten, and engage audiences through the presentation of thought-provoking literature, which LTP calls “useful theatre” or “Teatro Útil.” LTP also seeks to engage the Latino community in a variety of theatre-based activities to empower and integrate its members through these artistic expressions.

Latino Theatre Projects is managed and operated by Artistic Director Fernando Luna and Executive Director Robert Harkins. Both have extensive backgrounds and education in professional theatre as actors, technicians, and stage directors.

To contact Latino Theatre Projects, go to www.latinotheatreprojects.org or call 206-718-5077. 

ABOUT BURIEN LITTLE THEATRE
Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Little Theatre (BLT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

Burien Little Theatre gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t get on a DVD or see anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.

BLT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.

THEATER LOCATION

Burien Little Theatre
14501 Fourth Ave. S.W.
Burien, WA 98166

(Intersection of 4th Ave SW and SW 146th Street; parking lot entrance on 4th; directions available under “Find Us” at www.burienlittletheatre.org).

(206) 242-5180

TICKET PRICES AND PACKAGES 

Online Ticket Prices: Purchase online for savings early in the run.

                                                General          Senior/Student
First Weekend:                         $18.00             $15.00
Second Weekend:                   $19.00             $16.00
Remaining Weekends:  $20.00             $17.00

Tickets at the Box Office:

                                                General          Senior/Student
All Shows:                                $20.00             $17.00

OPENING NIGHT:  Only on Aug. 2, get $5 off each ticket in the purchase if you wear a beret. Good only for purchases at the door.

DATE NIGHT AUG. 3:  Two-for-one tickets: Get two tickets for the price of one.

SEVEN DOLLAR SUNDAY AUG. 4:  All tickets are just $7.00!  Remember, Sunday is a matinee performance only.

Dinner and a Show Package
This package includes a two-course meal at Mark Restaurant & Bar plus a ticket to the show; cost is $35 per person. Contact the Mark at 206-241-6275.

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