When: Fri., Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Aug. 19, 2 p.m., Fri., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 26, 2 p.m.
ou’re going to have to act fast, or get really lucky, to get a seat for Liz Coronado Castillo’s hilarious, yet heart-rending, play Aye, No!, to be presented throughout this month by Teatro Audaz. Most tickets are sold out already, but there are some — and there’s always the waitlist. This production, this play is worth it. Castillo, who is currently resident playwright at Sul Ross University, first teased Aye, No! in San Antonio with a staged reading at Bang Bang Bar in 2016, and now the popular (out in West Texas) play is getting the full treatment. Like so much of Castillo’s vibrant and vital work, the play zeroes in on the power of borders: the border town where it takes place, the borders and boundaries that characters place on the young protagonist Alicia (who has the audacity to not bring a man home with her), and the arbitrary borders of gender and sexuality.