PHOTOS: Scenes from ‘Beauty of the Father’ at Burien Little Theatre

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Burien Little Theatre and the Latino Theatre Project’s ‘Beauty of the Father’ opened this weekend, and Photographer Michael Brunk took some great pics (click images to see larger versions):

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Marina (Emily Feliciano), at left, corresponds with her father, Emiliano (Fernando Luna), at right, about coming to visit him while the ghost of Federico Garcia Lorca (Santino Garcia) looks on in “Beauty of the Father,” written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz.

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From left to right, the ghost of Federico Garcia Lorca (Santino Garcia) and Emiliano (Fernando Luna) discuss Emiliano’s painting of Lorca’s death in “Beauty of the Father,” written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz.

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From left to right, the ghost of Federico Garcia Lorca (Santino Garcia) suggests which hat Marina (Emily Feliciano) should wear as Emiliano (Fernando Luna) tries to be a good father and make the right recommendation in “Beauty of the Father,” written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz.

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Marina (Emily Feliciano) remembers her mother in “Beauty of the Father,” written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz.

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From left to right, Karim (Matt Aguayo) shows Marina (Emily Feliciano) the perfumes he makes, while Paquita (Heather Ward) looks on in “Beauty of the Father,” written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz. This co-production of Latino Theatre Projects and Burien Little Theatre about an unusual love triangle in Salobrena, Spain runs from Aug. 2 through 25 at Burien Little Theatre.

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Beauty of the Father, written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz, will be presented in English. This production follows a successful and critically acclaimed co-production of Cruz’ Anna in the Tropics 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 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,, or call 206-242-5180.

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)

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 or call 206-718-5077.

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.


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

(206) 242-5180


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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2 Responses to “PHOTOS: Scenes from ‘Beauty of the Father’ at Burien Little Theatre”
  1. VERY TIRED says:

    It looks like a nice production. 🙂

    One thing I do have to say…why do we need to self-segregate our art? Someone’s race shouldn’t make a difference.

    • eric says:

      Very Tired,

      I am not sure I understand your comment. What does self-segregation have to do with great art? Is Shakespeare self-segregated because his themes came out of white England? No. The themes of both Shakespeare and Nilo Cruz, the author of “Beauty of the Father,” are universal. They touch us all regardless of our race.

      Nilo Cruz has won the Pulitzer and the Steinberg Award for Best New Play. His works are done throughout the United States and the world.

      While Nilo Cruz happens to be Hispanic (Cuban, his family immigrated to the “Little Havana” in Miami, Florida in 1970) he, like so many very great writers, explore the human condition, not just the Hispanic condition. All of us have far more in common than what separates us. “Beauty of the Father” is in English and is one the most beautiful scripts I have read, and this production stands out.

      I truly hope you are not limiting the live theater you see to only playwrights with non-ethnic sounding names. If so, you are missing so much fantastic art.

      If you are concerned that one of the co-producers is The Latino Theatre Projects,, you should know they have been working with the Burien Parks Department for years and been producing plays throughout the Greater Seattle area. If the word “Latino” in their name makes you uncomfortable, you can take heart. The other co-producer of “Beauty of the Father” is Burien Little Theatre. and BLT is changing its name to Burien Actors Theatre. The “Little” is coming out of BLT’s name, so you can attend great live theater even if you are over 4 foot 6 inches tall. (A production company’s name does not great theater make.)

      “Beauty of the Father” is very accessible, wonderfully written, staged and acted. If you choose not to see this production because of either the author’s name or the name of one of the co-producers, it is your loss on so many levels.

      As I said in the beginning, I did not fully understand your comment. If I misunderstood, what you were saying, please accept my apologies. Please come and see “Beauty of the Father.” If you are willing to state your real name, I will buy you a ticket so you can see what great live theater is all about.

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