Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

Regional Premiere
A play by Caridad Svich
Based on the novel by Mario Vargas-Llosa

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.”


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
though June 5, 2022

Tickets: $59 – $35

Open Captioning

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


Seating Charts

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.