Chato's Bridge

Feb. 04 - Feb. 05 (2016)

Chato's Bridge is set in San Antonio's present-day West side and addresses issues of love, loyalty, and revenge. It is a gritty but not gratuitous look at the harsher aspects of barrio life experienced by two camaradas.

Chale and Simon are life-long West Side camaradas bound by a tragedy that happened 30 years ago. Their loyalty to each other and their lost friends is absolute, as is their drive for vengeance. They must carry out their retribution before the undercover cop who has infiltrated their gang shuts them down. Unknown to them, a long-lost figure from their past is serving as their guardian angel.

Chato's Bridge premiered in 2014 at San Antonio College's McAllister Auditorium as a part of the English Department's Hispanic Heritage Month series. Aguilar, a Professor of English at the college, received a very positive response from the faculty and audience in attendance. The play opened for an audience of over 300, the second largest audience for a Hispanic Heritage Month event in the college's history.


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The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is holding open auditions for actors of all ages. Children around age 10 and adults of all ages are encouraged to audition. The play is a bilingual Spanish and English production.

Male and Female
Children around 10 years old
Adults 20 -70

Actors of varied experience levels are welcome to audition. Ability to deliver lines in Spanish is a plus. Audition will be a cold reading. 

Audition Dates/Times: 
Thursday, February 4th and Friday, February 5th from 6-9 pm.

Location: Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Main Office, 723 S. Brazos, SA,TX 78207

For Info Call Mono Riojas Aguilar at 210 355 3850 or email