Atlanta playwright Janece Shaffer penned the love story, which is directed by Alliance artistic director Susan V. Booth. Managing Maxine officially opens Oct. 15 and continues through Nov. 2. "I have been given the tremendous opportunity to bring a story about possibility and love and laughter to a larger Atlanta community. I truly feel inspired and excited to have Managing Maxine showcased on the Alliance Stage," Shaffer said in a statement.
Robbins (Tale of the Allergist's Wife) stars in the title role with Ross Bickell (Noises Off), Courtenay Collins (Eating Raoul), Larry Larson (Gem of the Ocean), Judy Leavell (Bingo), Courtney Patterson (eurydice) and Howard Elfman (Bluish).
Maxine, according to press notes, concerns "70-year-old Maxine Levine, [who] truly falls in love for the first time — an act that creates ripple effects throughout three generations of her family. Feelings of euphoria and insecurity mix as Maxine tries to embrace the possible future this late love brings. This play reminds anyone who has ever loved that all great love feels like young love, whatever your age."
Designing the Alliance production are Joseph Tilford (set design), Linda Roethke (costume design), Deb Sullivan (lighting design), Clay Benning (sound design) and Haddon Kime (composer).
For tickets phone (404) 733-5000 or visit AllianceTheatre.
The Alliance Theatre is located within the Woodruff Arts Center, at the corner of Peachtree Street and 15th Street, in Atlanta, GA.