This production was staged as part of our 2013/14 Season

In Love and Warcraft

In Love and Warcraft

January 31 to February 23, 2014 | On the Hertz Stage
World Premiere Kendeda Winner
Part of the Hertz Series

Real life is rated 'R', especially In Love and Warcraft.

Running time: Approximately 2:00, including one 15-minute intermission

"...a canny blend of Jane Austen and Cyrano de Bergerac — as viewed through a geeky collegiate lens...Over 10 years, the Alliance's playwriting competition has identified the literary stars of the next generation. [Playwright Madhuri] Shekar is no exception." — Wendell Brock for AJC

Evie is a master of relationships. Other people’s relationships. That’s why she has a waiting list of classmate clients willing to pay her top dollar to get their GFs and BFs back. How? She uses strategy, finds people’s weaknesses, and then attacks with words weaponized with just the right amount of guilt, longing, and/or lust – whatever a relationship may need. You know, all the skills and tactics she picked up on the way to becoming one of the best World of Warcraft players in the world.

As for Evie’s relationships? IRL (that is, In Real Life)? Well, all the action she’s interested in is happening on the battlefields of WoW. When it comes to sex, Evie is a complete, er, N00b and she’s just fine with that, thanks. Even despite the advances of Raul? Beautiful, smoldering Raul? Rhymes-with-grrraul Raul? He may just prove to be the most devious Boss she’s ever faced. 

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Cast & Crew


  • Evie
    Lily is thrilled to be making her Alliance Theatre debut! New York stage credits: EST’s Marathon of One Act Plays/Kandahar to Canada (Ensemble Studio Theatre),... read more »
  • Raul
    Evan has a B.A. in acting from Dillard University of New Orleans and an M.F.A. in acting from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). New to the Atlanta area, he was... read more »
  • Kitty
    Alexandra is thrilled to be back at the Alliance! Born and raised in Atlanta, she is also a graduate of the University of Alabama with a B.A. in musical theatre and... read more »
  • Ryan
    Patrick is making his Alliance Theatre debut. Recent regional credits include Good People at Cleveland Play House and Syracuse Stage (directed by Laura Kepley... read more »
  • Man
    Bobby is making his Alliance Theatre debut. He was last seen in the Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern’s Othello. Regional credits include George Bailey in It’s a... read more »
  • Female understudy
    Stephanie is honored and so excited to be returning to The Alliance Theatre. She has a BFA in Music Theatre and a minor in Communications from Elon University. Favorite... read more »
  • Woman
    Selected Alliance credits: Zorro, August: Osage County, Into the Woods, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls. Notable regional credits: Carrie: A Comedy (Sue), Marvelous... read more »
  • Understudy for Ryan/Man
    Austin is thrilled to be back at the Alliance! Other Alliance credits: In Love and Warcraft. Favorite Atlanta credits: Oklahoma, Man of La Mancha (Serenbe Playhouse... read more »
  • Understudy for Raul
    Terrance is enthused to be a part of his first professional production at the Alliance. His theatre credits include In the Red and Brown Water (Baldwin Burroughs Theatre... read more »


  • Set Design
    Andrew is a NY-based scenic and costume designer who works in theatre, opera and film. At the Alliance: Bike America. Recent NYC credits include This Is My Office (Play... read more »
  • Lighting Design
    Liz always enjoys her work at the Alliance. Her previous designs include Ethel; The C.A. Lyons Project; Steel Magnolias; In Love & Warcraft; The Whipping... read more »
  • Costume Design
    Lex designs for theater,  film, dance and special events. He is thrilled to be back at the Alliance, where he most recently designed Disgraced. Other Alliance... read more »
  • Playwright
    Madhuri is a playwright based in Los Angeles. Her plays include In Love and Warcraft (2013/14 winner of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition)... read more »
  • Sound Design
    Kendall has designed and composed original scores for Atlanta theaters including Georgia Shakespeare, Alliance Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Georgia Ensemble Theatre,... read more »
  • Stage Manager
    Rodney is an Atlanta native. Rodney studied theatre at Florida A&M University’s Essential Theatre. His 13-year tenure at the Alliance has included stage... read more »


  • Director
    Laura is thrilled to return to the Alliance Theatre where she served as Susan Booth’s assistant on the world premiere of Managing Maxine. Laura is the artistic... read more »

Audience Feedback


What is your hope for the future?
"For myself, I want to be happy. Motivation to succeed. For humanity, I wish for there to be more understanding, without disregard or hate."

Without using the words in your job title, what do you do at the Alliance?
"I guess you can call me the theatre therapist."



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