Catch bilingual comedy “Aye, No!” through Nov. 23

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Photo contributed by Alberto Jimenez
Photo contributed by Alberto Jimenez

Photo contributed by Alberto Jimenez

If you haven’t had a chance to catch the latest Teatro Vivo production, there’s still time. The bilingual comedy “Aye, No!” continues Thursdays-Sundays through Nov. 23.

In my last Cultura en Austin column, I interviewed playwright Liz Coronado Castillo about her inspiration behind the entertaining story that explores sexual identity. She also shares a cool story about why she decided to include drag queens in her work.

“Aye, No!” brings to life the story of Alicia, a college student from a small border town, who decides to bring a friend home from college to meet her traditional Mexican family. While Alicia’s well-intentioned grandmother and two nosey aunts expect a boyfriend to walk in the room, instead they meet Alicia’s girlfriend Cathy.

“I view theater as a social and political platform,” says Coronado Castillo, 36, who is also a stand-up comic. “And we can say a lot more and get a lot more people to listen and come together through humor.”

Shows begin at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets, which are $14-$20, are available at

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