September 20, 2012
Alliance Theatre Opening Night Gala
Paris Comes to Peachtree with “What I Learned in Paris”
Theatre lovers toasted a scintillating fall season with a cocktail party
The Tony Award wining Alliance Theatre celebrated the opening night of its 2012-2013 season with an elegant cocktail party at the Table 1280 space. Gala chairs Veronica Biggins, Vicki Palmer and Ingrid Saunders Jones and Alliance Theatre creative director Susan V. Booth toasted Atlanta playwright Pearl Cleage as guest of honor on the eve of her “What I Learned in Paris” world premiere. Among the VIP guests: Victoria & Howard Palefsky, Lila & Doug Hertz, Steve & Linda Selig, Mike Anderson, Ambassador Andrew Young, Dave Brewer, Juanita & Gregory Baranco, Patrice Greer, Philippa & Burrell Ellis, and Camille Russell Love. Guests enjoyed dinner and cocktails before a performance of What I Learned in Paris. Sponsors of the world premiere production were Howard & Victoria Palefsky and the Charles & Delores Stephens Family. The Gala was presented by North Highland and was sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company, Georgia Power, AT&T, Belk, Jones Day, and DocAuto.
Here is the Alliance Theatre description of the play:
"Mini skirts and bell bottoms were on sale downtown for $8.87. Stevie Wonder was on the radio singing "Livin' for the City." And change was in the air from Buckhead to Butler Street. This sparkling new romantic comedy takes us back to 1973 and weaves a tale of passion and politics that could only happen in Atlanta. A world premiere by Pearl Cleage, best-selling novelist and author of the 2010 Alliance hit The Nacirema Society Requests…. Sometimes you have to leave what you know to find what you need."
What I Learned in Paris will be on stage at the Alliance through October 6. For tickets and info: alliancetheatre.org