Tía Julia y el Escribidor (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter)


Set in Peru during the 1950s, this boisterous comedy tells the story of an 18-year-old student who falls for a 32-year-old divorcee. Based on the life of Nobel Prize-winner Vargas Llosa, the play pays homage to the golden age of radio and the spirit of screwball comedies. Performed in Spanish with English surtitles.

Presented by GALA Hispanic Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$20 - $55

Discount Tickets Available Students, Military, Seniors (65+) $30; Groups (10+) $30

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Schedule Open/Close Dates: 04/23/2020 - 05/17/2020
Sunday 02:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 08:00pm--
Important Dates
Performer Role
Carlos Castillo Pedro Camancho
Dalia Davi-Ruiz Julia
Lawrence Redmond Lucho
Omar Cruz Javier
Delbis Cardona Genaro
Oscar Ceville Francisco
Lorena Sabogal Josefina
Maggie Boffill Olga
Production Personnel
Caridad Svich
José Zayas
Costume Designer
Moyenda Kulemeka
Set Designer
Clifton Chadick
Sound Designer
David Crandell
Lighting Designer
Yannick Godts
Adapted From
the novel by Mario Vargas Llosa


GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
About the Venue:
Set on top of the former Tivoli Theatre's balcony, the new theater house design uses the existing balcony's stepped concrete for its seating. The vibrant design echoes the vitality of the theater company and the Latino creative spirit. A curved wall for art dominates the lobby, while the concessions bar creates a focal counterpoint within the space.

Getting There

  • Columbia Heights (Green/Yellow Lines)
  • One block north of Columbia Heights Metro


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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