World Premiere of Managing Maxine, with Robbins and Bickell, Opens in Atlanta Oct. 15

News   World Premiere of Managing Maxine, with Robbins and Bickell, Opens in Atlanta Oct. 15 Broadway veteran Jana Robbins stars in the world premiere of Janece Shaffer's Managing Maxine, which officially opens Oct. 15 at the Alliance Theatre.
Jana Robbins
Jana Robbins

Alliance artistic director Susan V. Booth directs the late-blooming love story penned by Atlanta playwright Janece Shaffer. Previews began Oct. 8; performances will continue through Nov. 2. 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.

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