Performing Arts

Alliance Theatre has new name for a new venue

Casey Dressler costars with Andy Quiroga in Alliance Theatre’s ‘Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.’
Casey Dressler costars with Andy Quiroga in Alliance Theatre’s ‘Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.’

The Alliance Theatre Lab, founded in 2004 by former Acme Acting Company member Adalberto Acevedo, is changing its name — it will now be the Alliance Theatre — and is relocating from its longtime home at the Main Street Playhouse in Miami Lakes to the Pelican Theatre at Barry University in Miami Shores. Juan Carlos Besares, also a former member of the groundbreaking Acme, becomes Alliance’s managing director, and Alison O’Neil will serve as company manager and dramaturg.

Alliance will be at Barry on a show-by-show basis at first, sharing the Pelican space with the university’s theater department and the Carbonell Award-winning company The Naked Stage. Its first production, Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune with Casey Dressler and Andy Quiroga, previews at 8 p.m. Wednesday, then opens at 8 p.m. Thursday for a run through March 15. Regular performances are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30 ($25 for seniors, $15 for students, $5 for the preview). The Pelican is on the Barry campus at 11300 NE Second Ave. Call 305-259-0418 or visit www.thealliancetheatrelab.com.

Christine Dolen

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