Teatro Vivo presents Aye, No! By Liz Coronado Castillo

 

Teatro Vivo presents the Austin premiere of

Aye, No!
one abuelita, two tías, and three fairy drag queens

a bilingual comedy written by Liz Coronado Castillo and directed by Ricky Ramon

Performances are November 6 – 23, 2014 Thurs – Sat. 8pm Sunday 2pm

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street Austin TX 78701

A pass for free parking is available to audience members.

Tickets $20 – $14. Tickets are available online at http://ayeno.bpt.me

or at the theatre 1 hour before the performance time.

Thursdays are “pay what you wish” at the box office the day of the performance.

Aye, No! is a bilingual comedy that sincerely addresses sexual identity. The play takes place in a small Texas border town. Alicia is coming home from college with a “friend” for her family to meet. The trouble begins when her loving abuelita (grandma) and well-intentioned nosey tías (aunts) assume that Alicia is bringing home a boyfriend or fiancé. Aye, No! What her loving familia doesn’t know is that she s bringing home her girlfriend, Kathy. Alicia does really want to secure her family’s acceptance and turns to her three fabulous fairy-drag-queen friends for guidance. What happens? How about some powerful curanderismo magic that will cure her of the “gay”? Aye, No!

The playwright, Liz Coronado Castillo, identifies herself as a Chicana theatre artist, lesbian and educator. She strives to bring to the stage the stories and characters that filled her own childhood and that surround her today. She views theatre as a social, political, and cultural platform and a space where audiences can dive into critical issues such as race, sexuality, class, ethnicity and the area in which they all intersect. The border and the intricacies of living in two different worlds at once inspire her work. She is the resident playwright at Sul Ross University in Alpine TX.

The cast for this production includes, Patricia Eakin, Martinique Duchene, Leah Luna,

Eva McQuade, Lori Navarrete and Jesus Valles-Morales. Very special guest performers joining the cast as the three fairy drag queens include Austin’s finest drag queen performance artists, Kelly Kline, Gemini Dai and Althea Trix.

For more information on Teatro Vivo visit our web site teatrovivo.org .

This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

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