Arts & Culture

Oglethorpe to host nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre during its 2017-18 season

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Oglethorpe University’s Conant Performing Arts Center will host Atlanta’s nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre during their 2017-18 season.

The Alliance is taking its 49th season on the road to multiple venues around the city while their current theater space at the Woodruff Arts Center undergoes a complete renovation.

“As Brookhaven’s premier arts venue, the Conant Performing Arts Center promises to be an ideal ‘home away from home’ for the Alliance,” said Oglethorpe’s President Larry Schall. “Our ongoing partnership with the Alliance helps to provide exceptional arts education for our students and the community, while bringing world-class theater to North Atlanta.”

Oglethorpe will host two Alliance productions during the season:

dancinggranny_showart-hiTHE DANCING GRANNY (world premiere)
June 10-18, 2017
By Jiréh Breon Holder, 2016 winner of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. Based on the book The Dancing Granny by Ashley Bryan, 2015 winner of the Newberry Medal. Directed by Leora Morris, Alliance Yale Directing Fellow. Presented in conjunction with the High Museum of Art exhibition Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan.


SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

August 30-September 24, 2017
shakesinlove-showart-hiBased on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard. Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. Music by Paddy Cunneen. Shakespeare in Love is a new play based on the 1998 film that won seven Academy Awards® including Best Picture. Georgia Shakespeare Artistic Director Richard Garner directs this love letter to William Shakespeare in his company’s former home at Oglethorpe University.

In addition to Oglethorpe’s Conant Performing Arts Center, other venue partners for the Alliance’s 2017/18 season include the Fulton County Southwest Arts Center, Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Actor’s Express, Spelman College, Dad’s Garage, Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta History Center, and The Galloway School.

Season tickets for the Alliance’s 49th season are on sale now. Single tickets will go on sale in July. For more information, visit www.alliancetheatre.org/nextseason.