Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter


Available to watch online through June 5

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

Based on the novel by Mario Vargas-Llosa

English-Language Premiere
A play by Caridad Svich


Based on the autobiographical novel by Nobel Prize-winning Latin-American writer Mario Vargas-Llosa, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter follows the passionate love story between a young Vargas-Llosa and an older divorcee in 1950s Lima, Peru. A boisterous, high-spirited comedy with a big-hearted romantic story at its center, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter is what playwright Svich calls “a coming-of-age story about the performance of everyday life, the wonderfully disordered nature of love, and an homage to the golden age of radio and the spirit of classic screwball comedies.”


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Main Street Theater – Rice Village
2540 Times Blvd.


Previews: May 8, 12 & 13, 2022

Opening Night: May 14, 2022
Playing Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm
Extended through June 12, 2022
There is no performance May 29.

Tickets: $35 – $59

Open Captioning

Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 3pm
Open “in-sync” Captioned Performance


Seating Charts

Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 15 minute 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.

Part of the Art Series Post-Show & Panel Discussions

May 22 at 5:45pm: Join Main Street Theater and TEATRX, a Latinx Theatre Company based in Houston, on May 22 for a post-show discussion about the importance of sharing stories by Latinx artists and showcasing the range of Latinidad in the Latinx community and in MST’s production. TEATRX co-founders Benito Vasquez and Marissa Castillo, also a cast member of Aunt Julia, will be guiding the discussion. Director Amelia Rico, cast members Ricardo Hernandez-Morgan and Amanda Martinez, and costume designer Laura Moreno will be joining the discussion as well. As always, you are welcome to join us for the discussion even if you aren’t seeing the play that day. Just plan to arrive at the theater around 5:45pm.

May 24 at 6:30pm: Join Main Street Theater and MECA (Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts) for a panel discussion about what it means to be fully committed to sharing Latinx culture through the arts.


Armando Silva, Arts Program Director, MECA

Amelia Rico, director of Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter and MST Director of Digital Production

Sloane Teagle, MST Artistic Inclusion and Community Engagement Director

Melissa Molano, Houston theater artist

Vivienne M. St. John, Main Street Theater Theater for Youth Artistic Director

Rebecca Greene Udden, Main Street Theater Founding Artistic Director

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