Theatre

From the classics to the cutting edge, experience an extraordinary connection between artists and audiences that starts on our stage.

Experience live theatre!

Our 2022/23 season is full of unique, high-quality, affordable entertainment from outrageous comedies to sweeping dramas to immersive theatrical experiences.

Enjoy and 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 2022-23 Theatre Season

Clown Bar by Adam Szymkowicz and directed by Bill Taylor

August 18 - 28 • Happy's brother Timmy is found dead. Now Happy must return to his former life as a clown to ask a few questions. But will Happy be able to go home again without getting sucked into the seedy clown underbelly of vice and violence? Join us for this immersive experience as we transform the Alliance theatre into the Clown Bar, plunging you into the dark and secret world of these hilarious, yet frightening, gangster clowns.

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August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson Directed by Sonya McCarter

October 20 - 29 • What do you do with your legacy, and how do you best put it to use? This complex play filled with subplots conveys tremendous significance as it examines slavery and the difficulty of Black Americans seeking economic and social equality.

The production is generously sponsored by Noreen Raney and Alliance of the Arts’ Fifth Play of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle.

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The Parking Lot by Adam Szymkowicz and Directed by Madelaine Weymouth

December 8 - 18 • J and Terry are married, but they might not stay that way for long. While most couples have the benefit of negotiating the ups and downs of marriage in private, or in therapy, J and Terry have taken a different approach. Be prepared to watch the most private and intimate exchange in the most public and open venue, a parking lot.

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Faceless by Selina Fillinger and Directed by Miguel Cintron

January 19- 29 • 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 to prosecute. Inspired by real court cases, Selina Fillinger's crackling drama looks at two women fighting for justice in a world gripped by fear.

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

February 16 - 26 • 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 microphone and a bottle of cognac, the performance artist holds nothing back because this show is unlike any other that he has performed.

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The Hatmaker’s Wife by Lauren Yee and Directed by Carmen Crussard

March 16 - 26 • When a young woman moves in with her boyfriend expecting domestic bliss, their new house reveals the magical tale of its previous inhabitants: an old hat-maker and his long-suffering wife, who runs away with his favorite hat. This sweet and surreal story bends time and space to redefine the idea of family, home, and true love itself.

The production is generously 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 2022-23 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. Performances for December’s The Parking Lot take place outside in our parking lot. In the event of inclement weather, we will reach out to you to either refund or reschedule the viewing.
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.

COMING UPSEE ALL

Disney’s Aladdin KIDS by Youth Theatre

With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for your young performers!

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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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Outdoor Bluegrass Concert (Southwind and Bluegrass Central)

Join fellow bluegrass music lovers for great live music by bands from southwest Florida and beyond! Our popular Palmgrass bluegrass concerts are always a toe-tapping good time.

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Cabaret (1998 Version) Presented by Youth Theatre

The songs and choreography, as well as the story’s relevance, will capture your heart, creating a lasting memory.

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Outdoor Bluegrass Concert (Sawgrass Drifters and Swinging Bridge)

Join fellow bluegrass music lovers for great live music by bands from southwest Florida and beyond! Our popular Palmgrass bluegrass concerts are always a toe-tapping good time.

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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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Outdoor Bluegrass Concert (Lonesome Rangers and Frank Corso)

Join fellow bluegrass music lovers for great live music by bands from southwest Florida and beyond! Our popular Palmgrass bluegrass concerts are always a toe-tapping good time.

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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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Outdoor Bluegrass Concert (Bill Metts and Bear Hill Bluegrass)

Join fellow bluegrass music lovers for great live music by bands from southwest Florida and beyond! Our popular Palmgrass bluegrass concerts are always a toe-tapping good time.

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