CANCELED: La Tia Mariela- Theatrical Performance

Update regarding La Tía Mariela: The National Museum of Mexican Art is saddened to share that the U.S. Department of Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS), under the current administration, has officially denied granting touring visas for the cast and crew of Mexico’s Once Once Producciones, which was set to bring its production of La Tía Mariela to Chicago later this week to perform as part of Destinos, 3rd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival. The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance is issuing refunds and regrets the inconvenience but strongly encourages Chicagoans to show their support for the Latino community, and attend any of the remaining nine, Latino-themed theater productions still on tap over the next six weeks, playing at theaters large and small throughout the city through October 27. Visit for tickets and information:

Renowned Mexican actress and dramaturg Conchi León returns to Chicago with La Tia Mariela, produced by Once Once Producciones, directed by Francisco Franco. León joins Alejandra Ley and Montserrat Marañón to tell the stories of their 12 aunts with Yucatan humor. The play explores universal themes like love, sexuality, homosexuality, violence and personal decisions.

In the style of León, the playwright who won national and international fame with Mestiza Power, audiences will laugh and cry throughout this saga about the pain and joy of Mayan women, told through live traditional Yucatecan music, song and dance.

Written by Conchi León and Directed by Francisco Franco          

Purchase Tickets here.              

Performances: September 26-29 at 7:00

Dark Musical Comedy

Presented in Spanish with English supertitles

Duration: 75 minutes

Tickets: $20 general admission/$15 students and seniors

Presented at: National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608


Co-Presented by the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance and the National Museum of Mexican Art as part of Destinos, the 3rd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival. Experience the journey!

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 7:00pm