Laundry and Bourbon on outdoor stage at the Alliance

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Live theatre returns – outdoors and with social distancing – at the Alliance! They’ve been hard at work to create an intimate, open-air venue where our neighbors can safely enjoy live entertainment.

Reserve your square for Laundry and Bourbon by James McLure. The setting for the play is Elizabeth’s porch in Maynard, Texas, on a hot summer – a tiny town plunked down, like so many others of that state, in the middle of a nowhere that seems to consist of burning sun and empty vistas. The action centers on the discontent and hilarious gossip of three small-town wives whose marriages have turned out to be less than was hoped for. Elizabeth is a housewife whose Vietnam veteran husband has been missing for two days. She is visited by her two gossiping pals, Hattie, whose rambunctious children wreak havoc wherever they go, and Amy Lee, born into poverty but now married to money. Drinks are imbibed, and secrets are possibly revealed. The show is directed by Sonya McCarter and stars Dena Galyean, Shelley Sanders and Anne Reed; runtime is about 60 minutes.

Performances are Nov. 19, 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov 29 at 3 p.m. For safety reasons, all tickets must be purchased in advanced.

Seating is limited and attendees will purchase a pass for a 6×6 square space on our GreenMarket lawn. In order to maintain social distancing, all lawn spaces will be 6 feet apart. Guests are required to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. A pass for a 6×6 square space is $12.50 for 1 person, $25 for two people or $50 for a group of four people. The average per person price is $12.50 plus fees.

Attendees are able to pre-order snack boxes for two, provided by the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Beverages will be available for purchase onsite. Boxes include:

  • Fresh fruit skewers and domestic cheese with crackers for 2 ($10)
  • Dessert Medley – Coconut Macaroons and chocolate chip brownie for 2 ($10)
  • Grilled Chicken and muenster wrap served with a side of pasta salad for 2 ($15)
  • Grilled Vegetarian wrap served with a side of pasta salad for 2 ($15)

Please note: Event staff and volunteers are required to wear masks at all times. Attendees are required to wear masks indoors of the Alliance, for bathrooms and when social distancing is not possible. In the event of inclement weather, we will reach out to you to either refund or reschedule the performance.

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