Theatre

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After a year and a half of innovative online and outdoor theatre, indoor theatre returns to the Alliance this August! Our season is full of unique, high-quality, affordable entertainment from outrageous comedies to sweeping dramas to an immersive theatrical experience that will span every space at the Alliance.

Experience it all with a season subscription and receive up to $36 in savings! If you plan on attending multiple shows, we have a variety of flexible subscription packages that will fit any budget and offer you more freedom in your schedule.

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Our 2021-22 Theatre Season

The Chechens, winner of the 2019 Bruce and Janet Bunch New Play Contest Award, by Phillip Christian Smith and directed by Bill Taylor

August 5 - 15 • Beautifully written, The Chechens is an intense, funny and vital production. Set in modern day Grozny, the capital of Russia's Chechen Republic, rumors are going around that “certain people” are being rounded up and held in a camp on the East edge of town. Can one family protect their little brother who may or may not be the next target? What prevails in the end: religion, politics or love?

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Men on Boats, mostly a comedy by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by Rachael Endrizzi

October 21 - 31 • Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men On Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. The outlandish crew encounters disaster, conflict and harrowing adventure along the way. Keeping with the tradition of Backhaus’ acclaimed play, the cast is composed entirely of women.

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The Roommate a comedy by Jen Silverman and directed by Stephen Hooper

December 9 - 19 • Sharon, in her mid-fifties, is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they encourage her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely. A dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life – and what happens when the wheels come off.

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The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe and directed by Sonya McCarter

January 8 - 30 • The Colored Museum has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, redefining our ideas of what it means to be Black in contemporary America. Its eleven ``exhibits`` undermine black stereotypes old and new, and return to the facts of what being Black means. This is an immersive theatrical experience where audiences will travel throughout the Alliance gallery and campus to visit each “exhibit.” Ironically, the theatre will be the only space not used for the production. This production is sponsored by William & Shareen Groce.

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Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Bill Taylor

February 17 - 27 • A “softhearted comedy freckled with dark reflections” (The New York Times) by the author of Moonstruck and Doubt. Near Killucan, Ireland, Tony Reilly schemes to sell the family farm and disinherit his son, Anthony. Standing in his way is a small plot of land belonging to the neighbor, Rosemary—and her long-simmering grudge. Destiny—whether embracing or fighting it—means everything in this very Irish story told with a rich tapestry of language, compassion and a few surprises. This production is sponsored by Noreen Raney.

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The Cake a comedy Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Stephanie Davis

March 17 - 27 • All is going well for Della. Her North Carolina bakery is legendary and she's just been cast on her favorite television baking competition. But then, her late-best-friend's daughter comes home from New York City to ask her to make a cake for her upcoming wedding. When Della learns that Jen's about to marry a woman, she is forced to re-examine her deeply held beliefs as questions of morals, judgment and family swirl around them all. This emotional and deliciously funny play was created by Bekah Brunstetter, writer and producer of NBC's “This is Us.” This production is sponsored by Janet and Bruce Bunch.

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Accessibility

Wheelchair Accessibility

Amplified Audio Devices

Audio Described Performance

We’re committed to providing an enjoyable theatre-going experience for all patrons. In addition to our theatre being wheelchair accessible, we also provide amplified audio and offer audio described performances during select theatre shows.

Please reserve amplified audio and audio describer headsets prior to the show. Availability is first come, first serve. Call 239-939-2787.

Tickets and Subscriptions

Theatre lovers rejoice! Tickets and subscriptions are on sale for our 2021-22 Season, featuring classics, comedic favorites and ambitious new works.
For most shows in the season, performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturdays with a 7:30 p.m. start time and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The Colored Museum performances are varied due to the immersive nature of the production and limited capacity.
Need help? Call our box office at 239-939-2787, visit 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers or subscribe online.
Save up to $36 with a season subscription! Individual ticket prices are $30, $13 for students or $25 for Alliance members.
  • 6 shows for $144
  • 5 shows for $125
  • 4 shows for $112

Commitment issues? Add a flex pass for an additional $4 and wait until later to select dates and seats.

Please note: If you are joining us for onsite programming, we ask that you adhere to signage and procedures posted on our campus. In compliance with CDC guidelines masks are recommended, but not required, to be worn by fully-vaccinated patrons while at the Alliance. While the entire seating chart is available, we request you leave a seat between you and other parties when selecting your reserved seating.  We continue to maintain rigorous cleaning practices. The Alliance has an air purification system that uses ionization and UV light to reduce virus particles, allergens and bacteriophage. We can’t wait to see you back at our theatre!

COMING UPSEE ALL

Summer Arts Camp 2022

Don’t miss out on the unique opportunity to experience, explore and engage with both visual and performing arts.

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Clown Bar by Adam Szymkowic and directed by Bill Taylor

A clown noir play about a former clown named Happy who has returned to the seedy underground crime world to find his brother’s killer.

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August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson Directed by Sonya McCarter

Set in Pittsburg during 1936, "The Piano Lesson" centers on the conflicting wills of a brother and sister (Boy Willie and Berniece) as they vie for possession of their family's...

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The Parking Lot by Adam Szymkowicz and Directed by Madelaine Weymouth

Beautifully crafted dialogue, genuine, heartfelt, humorous, and impactful. J and Terry are married, but they might not stay that way for long. While most couples have the benefit of negotiating...

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Faceless by Selina Fillinger and Directed by Miguel Cintron

A white eighteen-year-old from the Chicago suburbs, was arrested at O'Hare International Airport for conspiring with ISIS. Recent Harvard Law grad and practicing Muslim Claire Fathi has been brought on...

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The Last Show Written & Performed by Derek Lively and Directed by Bill Taylor

Set in an illegal underground nightclub in a city where all public social gatherings and all forms of art have been banned, a performance artist risks arrest to perform for the first (and last time) in front of his dying mother. With nothing but props, a...

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The Hatmaker’s Wife by Lauren Yee and by Lauren Yee

In Lauren Yee's whimsical and poignant new play The Hatmaker's Wife, a young woman moves in with her boyfriend expecting domestic bliss, but instead has trouble getting comfortable. Her strange...

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