After a season of traveling through multiple performance spaces in Atlanta, Alliance Theatre will move into its new permanent performance space—the Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre—in October 2018.
Before opening the doors to the venue, the 2018–2019 season will open with a world-premiere adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Lookingglass Theatre company founding ensemble member David Catlin. Performances will run September 5–October 21 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
The world premiere of Nick’s Flamingo Grill, a new musical by Phillip DePoy and Tyrone Jackson, will follow, running September 29–October 28 on the Hertz Stage. Tinashe Kajese-Bolden will direct the musical, which uses an original jazz score to tell the story of the first integrated nightclub in Atlanta. The 200-seat Hertz Stage will also be home to the world premiere of Knead, written by and starring Mary Lynn Owen. The David de Vries-helmed production runs November 13–December 9.
Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich’s musical adaptation of Ever After will be the first production to take the Coca-Cola Stage, beginning January 19, 2019. Susan V. Booth will direct the staging, featuring choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Performances will run through February 17.
The Coca-Cola stage will also be home to the world premiere of Pearl Cleage’s Angry Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous (March 20–April 14) and the regional premiere of Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond’s Ride the Cyclone (May 1–26).
Additional season highlights include the world premieres of B.J. Tindal’s Goodnight, Tyler, which follows a community debating the legacy of and coming to terms with the death of a young black man killed by a police officer (February 16–March 10 on the Hertz Stage); Approval Junkie, written by and starring Emmy-winning journalist Faith Salie (April 5–28), and Gimme Please, one of four productions comprising Alliance’s “Theatre for the Very Young” series.
For more information, visit AllianceTheatre.org.