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Beauty of the Father
January 9 - February 15, 2004
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The loving and chaotic world of a Spanish family of eccentrics and artists is transformed by the belief that miracles are possible.
In his new Beauty of the Father, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz continues his relationship with New Theatre, scene of his earlier triumphs Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams (Carbonell nomination 2001) and Anna in the Tropics (Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2003 and Steinberg Award 2003).
The world premiere of this humorous, tender, and magical play will be directed by Rafael de Acha with New Theatre company members Carlos Orizondo and Ursula Freundlich, newcomers Euriamis Losada and Teresa Maria Rojas, and the New Theatre debut of Roberto Escobar.
The production at New Theatre is made possible by the generous support of theatre producer Jay Harris.
From Nilo Cruz' Beauty of the Father
"I know that some men, like your father, like to fraternize. But that has never stopped me from seeing him as a man. What I feel for him, the good man that he is...Maybe you won't understand...You're so young! And when you're young you live close to the skin, the flesh. I moved to another part of my body. For me sex is like a summerhouse I closed up for the winter. That doesn't mean that I won't go back. Yes sir, if a man sweeps me off my feet... that's a different story. But now I prefer a companion. Your father understands me. I love him as a companion. You see that light over there? I love him like that light that is full of respect for life."