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The Geller Girls

Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309

For young sisters Rosalee and Louisa Geller, Atlanta is full of opportunity and optimism for the future. Rosalee has finally convinced her father to help her open her own dress shop (maybe) and Louisa's childhood sweetheart should be about to officially pop the question (they've practically been engaged since she was six years old). But this is Atlanta in 1895, on the eve of the Cotton States and International Exposition. And just like the Exposition was a huge catalyst for Piedmont Park, Atlanta, and the entire South, it brings change and uncertainty to the Geller girls. It also brings them the charming, handsome Charles Heyman from New York, and opens a door to the world beyond Atlanta that they may not be willing to close. By favorite Atlanta playwright Janece Shaffer (Broke; Bluish; Managing Maxine).

Presented by Alliance Theatre

Thru - Feb 9, 2014

Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:30pm & 7:30pm


Box Office: 404-733-5000

http://www.alliancetheatre.org/


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  Review Round-Up

Atlanta In Town - Recommended

"...Playwright Shaffer has a remarkable gift of weaving seemingly disparate elements of the plot into a beautiful, seamless whole. And her play, directed by Susan V. Booth, takes on a compelling life that easily draws you in. This cast is exemplary. Ms. Collins' Sarahann is a mixture of Amanda Wingfield, Violet Venable, and even a touch of Violet Weston (of "August Osage County")! Resist her iron will and magnetic charm at your peril."
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Manning Harris


ArtsAtl - Highly Recommended

"...Shaffer aims to please and succeeds. It's a charming story with likeable characters, and the Alliance has given it a lovely and elaborate production with a fine cast. The exposition itself is abstractly depicted as a backdrop of electric lights outlining pavilions and Ferris wheels, but the other main locations - the Gellers' two-story Victorian home and downtown shop - are given huge, delightfully detailed sets by designer Collette Pollard."
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Andrew Alexander


Atlanta Cultural Arts Reviews - Highly Recommended

"...This is a show with a wonderful set by Collette Pollard, costumes that are spot-on by Linda Roethke, and some incredible lighting effects by Ken Yunker. It is full of history, some secondary stress and, of course, some terrific laughter which is Janece's forte. The staging and performance is totally Broadway quality and another feather in the cap of The Alliance and Susan Booth. The play has already won the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award, and deserves to win your applause."
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RJH