26 Miles

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26 Miles

Regional Premiere

By Quiara Alegría Hudes

The custody battle left them estranged for eight years. The road trip destination is two thousand miles across the country. The mother’s skin is brown; the teenage daughter’s skin is white. So what if reality’s nipping at their heels? This reunited pair runs frantically and hilariously from the secrets in their lives, hunting valuable antiques, chasing arctic explorers, getting lost in Wyoming’s wilderness – and finding their way again as mother and daughter.

Alegría Hudes won the Pulitzer Prize for Water by the Spoonful and was a Pulitzer finalist for her play Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue which Main Street Theater produced in 2020. For the screen, Alegría Hudes adapted her Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights into a major motion picture and wrote Vivo, an animated feature, both with collaborator/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda.


Main Street Theater – Rice Village
2540 Times Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005


February 10 – March 3, 2024
Previews: February 4, 8 & 9, 2024

Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: $35 – $59

February 10 at 7:30pm: Opening Night with a pre-show Song and Drum performance by Houston Aztec Dance and a post-show reception with tamales from Tejas Taco House!

March 2: Closing Weekend Party in the lobby after the show (a smaller version of the Opening Night reception)

Open Captioning

February 11 at 3:00pm
Open “in-sync” Captioned Performance


Seating Charts
Learn more about available discounts here.

Running Time: Approx. 90 minutes with no intermission

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.

Children under the age of 9 are not allowed in the theater.

Tuesday, January 16 at 7:30pm: Join us for a free, first read-thru of 26 Miles at our Rice Village location, 2540 Times Blvd. You get to be a fly on the wall for the very first rehearsal, hearing the cast read the play aloud for the first time together. Connect with the production from it’s very beginning and then see the arc of the process when you come back to see the full show. 

Sunday, February 18: Join us following the matinee for a discussion with Lacey Tezino, Founder & CEO of Passport Journeys and community expert on mother/daughter relationships.

Sunday, February 25: Join us following the matinee for a discussion with the play’s director, Amelia Rico, along with members of the cast and more. We’ll hear about Ms. Rico’s vision of the play and how that informed the creation of the production, along with thoughts from the actors – and questions from the audience!

Everyone is welcome, regardless of whether you are seeing the play that day. Just plan to arrive at the theater about 4:30pm.


Thursday, February 29 at 6:45pm: Join us for Pride Night before the 7:30pm performance of 26 MILES! Pre-show happy hour & special entertainment + post-show Karaoke Cabaret with fabulous Houston actors!

Special thanks to our media sponsor OutSmart Magazine.


Free Beer Fridays, sponsored by Saint Arnold’s! Have a beer on us after the show!

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