The Texas Chili Queens


A new play about the history of some amazing Texas women.

By Kathleen Fletcher


Allie, a curious 5th grader, has one week to find out about her family’s history for a school heritage day presentation. Pestering her abuela (grandmother) for family stories leads to a discovery—Allie is a descendant of one of the original Chili Queens! This group of entrepreneurial women supported their families by selling chili from sundown to sun up in the plazas of San Antonio during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Allie’s links to the past open up her future.

Ages 8 to adult

Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center

Nov. 8 at 11:30 a.m.

Nov. 9 & 10 and 16 & 17 at 2 p.m.

Nov. 14 & 15 at 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. 

For group tickets, click here or call (512) 522-5341.

PARKING  There will be a road closure on S. 1st from Riverside to Barton Springs Rd, make sure to plan your trip to the venue and avoid the construction. Due to other events in the area, reserved parking will be available in the PEC garage next door to the Long Center, and is usually $8-$10. Please inform the parking attendant that you are here to see Pollyanna or The Texas Chili Queens. Learn more about parking.


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