The Alliance Theatre will stage the premiere of Apples & Oranges, a new play by Tony Award, Academy Award, and Pulitzer Prize winning author Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy, Parade, The Last Night of Ballyhoo). Apples & Oranges is based on the memoir of the same name by Vanity Fair writer-at-large Marie Brenner and was originally commissioned by the Manhattan Theatre Club. Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director of Manhattan Theatre Club, will direct the world premiere.

Apples & Oranges will star Patricia Richardson, best known for her role as Jill Taylor in the popular television comedy Home Improvement, and David Rasche, another well known television, film and stage actor known for roles in Men in Black 3 and Ugly Betty.

Apples & Oranges is a funny and moving story on the extremes of family love. Marie and her brother Carl are vastly different and have been somewhat estranged for most of their adult lives. Carl, an apple farmer in Washington state, and Marie, a New Yorker and world class journalist, have never shared the same views on politics, religion or acceptable social behavior. However, when Carl unexpectedly comes to her for help, Marie puts her life on hold to support her brother.

Apples & Oranges opens the Alliance Theatre’s 2012/13 Hertz Stage series on Oct. 10, with previews beginning Oct. 5. For more visit www.alliancetheatre.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.