Pollyanna Theatre Company

To commission and produce original theatre for young audiences that speaks to the needs, dreams, and imaginations of young people and the child that lives inside each of us.

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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.


Is your school part of the AISD Creative Learning Initiative? If so, you may have funding for your theatre trip ready for you to claim and use. Ask your Principal about this possibility. All students enrolled in a "CLI" school have resources you can use. Visit with your campus administrators about this today. Pollyanna is an approved vendor and loves working with Creative Learning Initiative schools.

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