Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

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.”

LOCATION

Main Street Theater – Rice Village
2540 Times Blvd.
Directions

PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS

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
There is no performance May 29.

Tickets: $35 – $59

Open Captioning

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

HELPFUL INFO

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.

with

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

The Real Inspector Hound

The Real Inspector Hound

By Tom Stoppard

Attending the premiere of a new murder mystery, two feuding theater critics soon find themselves drawn into the play-within-a-play! In the hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie-style mysteries that follows, the mists roll in around isolated Muldoon Manor, and the critics become implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman. It’s brilliant comedy as only Tom Stoppard can do!

The Real Inspector Hound is an exceedingly clever lampoon, sharply in focus…” —The New York Times “What absurd fun Tom Stoppard created when he let fantasies run wild.” —Evening Standard “Witty and delicious parody of the fog bound whodunit.” —Guardian “A tour de force of theatrical metaphysics.” —Daily Mail “A masterpiece…. Stoppard mines murder mystery conventions and strikes gold.” —Independent on Sunday

LOCATION

Main Street Theater – Rice Village
2540 Times Blvd.

PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS

Previews: July 10, 14 & 15, 2022

Opening Night: July 16, 2022
Playing Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm
though Aug 7, 2022

Tickets: $59 – $35

Open Captioning

Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 3pm
Open “in-sync” Captioned Performance

HELPFUL INFO

Seating Charts
Directions

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.