Press Release for “Anna in the Tropics”

Passionate 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winner Anna in the Tropics
Produced by Latino Theatre Projects and Burien Little Theatre

(July 20, 2012 – Burien, WA) – Latino Theatre Projects and Burien Little Theatre are joining forces to present their co-production of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Anna in the Tropics, written by Nilo Cruz, opening Aug. 3.

Tropical heat and “Anna Karenina” combine to spark rich fantasies and broken dreams, passion and adultery, and a Cuban family changed forever! In English.

Given a population that is more than 20 percent Latino in Burien, our first full co-production is with Latino Theatre Projects.  We are co-producing “Anna in the Tropics,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a Cuban-American family in 1929 Florida that not only speaks to Latino culture but also has themes that resonate with everyone.

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

Anna in the Tropics will be performed at Burien Little Theatre from opening night on Aug. 3 through Aug. 26. 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.


Roy Arauz, artistic director of the Seattle theater Arouet, is directing the show. Also featured are the diverse acting talents of Eloisa Cardona (Ofelia), Erwin Galán (Palomo), Maria Knox (Conchita), Idalia Limón (Marela), Fernando Luna (Santiago), Jason Pead (Cheché), and Gabriel Sedgemore (Juan Julian), plus Mireya Beltre (Eliades), Mariajose Barrera (Factory Worker), and Boris Popovic (Factory Worker).

Photographs of rehearsals and actors, plus cast bio, available upon request; please contact Maggie Larrick at 206-246-0088.


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 theatre has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Little Theatre (BLT) has been a leading producer of quality live theatre 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 professional-quality 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.

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