Tony Nominee Hudes' 26 Miles Opens at the Alliance March 25

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In the Heights Tony nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes' cross-country family drama 26 Miles officially opens at the Alliance Theatre March 25.

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Under the direction of Alliance Theatre associate artistic director Kent Gash, 26 Miles began performances March 20 and will run through April 12 in Atlanta.

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."

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

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 received a 2008 Tony nomination for penning the book for the Tony-winning musical In the Heights. Her 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

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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