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.
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