MacDonald, Lind, Sandoval and Santiago to Star in Hudes' 26 Miles at Alliance Theatre

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Casting and creative duties have been announced for the world premiere of Tony nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes' 26 Miles, which begins performances at the Alliance Theatre March 20.

Hudes, who earned a 2008 Best Book of a Musical Tony nomination for In the Heights, has penned the work, which will officially open March 25 and run through April 12 under the direction of Alliance Theatre associate artistic director Kent Gash.

The cast comprises Jason MacDonald, Bethany Anne Lind, Triney Sandoval and Socorro Santiago.

26 Miles, according to press notes, follows "a gifted, 15-year-old writer (Olivia) [who] is caught between her father and a clingy stepmother and is desperate to find her place in life and the love and attention she missed out on as a child. Olivia contacts her estranged Cuban mother Beatriz (her multi-ethnic parents separated years earlier), and together they defy the custody arrangement, striking out on a spontaneous trip across the country to Wyoming in search of Olivia's romantic ideal of the American West."

Designing 26 Miles are Kat Conley (set design), English Benning (costume design), William H. Grant, III (lighting design), Caly Benning (sound design), Adam Larsen (projection designer) and Celise Kalke (dramaturg).

Hudes' work also includes Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue (Pulitzer Prize finalist), Yemaya's Belly and The Adventures of Barrio Grrrl! For tickets and more information phone (404) 733-5000 or visit www.alliancetheatre.org.

The Alliance Theatre is located within the Woodruff Arts Center, at the corner of Peachtree Street and 15th Street, in Atlanta, GA.

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