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

The Geller Girls

The Geller Girls

January 15 to February 9, 2014 | On the Alliance Stage
World Premiere

Content may be inappropriate for children under age 11.

Run time: 2:25 (including 15-minute intermission)

"I'm thrilled to say that I love pretty much everything about The Geller Girls." —Wendell Brock for the AJC

A world premiere by Janece Shaffer

For young sisters Rosalee and Louisa Geller, Atlanta is full of opportunity and optimism for the future. Rosalee has finally convinced her father to help her open her own dress shop (maybe) and Louisa’s childhood sweetheart is about to officially pop the question (they’ve practically been engaged since she was six years old). Yep, any day now…

But this is Atlanta in 1895, on the eve of the Cotton States and International Exposition. And just like the Exposition was a huge catalyst for Piedmont Park, Atlanta, and the entire South, it also brings change and uncertainty to the Geller girls. It also brings them Charles Heyman. Charming, handsome Charles Heyman. Charles Heyman from New York City.

By favorite Atlanta playwright Janece Shaffer (Managing Maxine, Bluish, Broke).

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Cast & Crew


  • Understudy for Louisa Geller/Rosalee Geller
    Hannah is honored to be joining the cast of The Geller Girls in her debut with the Alliance Theatre. Her other credits include director, playwright/Freewill and the... read more »
  • Albert Geller
    Film: The Client (Warner Bros.). TV: Against the Wall (HBO), High Lonesome (CBS). Off-off Broadway: Private Life (The Cubiculo), Hay Fever, Engaged, The... read more »
  • Sarahann Geller
    Courtenay is euphoric about playing another character conjured up by Janece Shaffer. Alliance credits include Into the Woods, Smart Cookie, Managing Maxine, The Fourth... read more »
  • Understudy for Charles Heyman
    Atlanta credits include Metamorphoses (Georgia Shakespeare), Seminar, and 100 Saints You Should Know (Actor’s Express), Scratching, Assistance, Let’s Make It... read more »
  • Louisa Geller
    Ann Marie is insanely happy to be a part of this production. Alliance: Edward Foote, The Geller Girls, A Christmas Carol. Georgia Shakespeare: One Man, Two Guvnors; As... read more »
  • Understudy for Albert Geller
    Patrick was in the Alliance Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz (Uncle Henry), and Choir Boy (US Mr. Pendleton.) Other favorite performances include All Blues... read more »
  • Rosalee Geller
    Courtney returns to the Alliance after appearing in such productions as The Geller Girls; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; August: Osage County; and Who’s Afraid... read more »
  • Understudy for Sarahann Geller
    Tafee was most recently seen as Trudy Habersham in the hit Atlanta play Peachtree Battle. She has worked locally at the Alliance Theatre, Center Theatre, Theater Emory,... read more »
  • Charles Heyman
    Joe is excited to make his debut at the Alliance. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and a proud company member of Out of Hand Theater (OOH.) With OOH he... read more »


  • Sound Design
    Clay has been the Resident Sound Designer at the Alliance Theatre for 15 years and has designed more than 85 productions including 26 world premieres, 30 musicals and 20... read more »
  • Stage Manager
    Although lark has been Stage Managing here at the Alliance Theatre for more than 20 years, she has worked for many regional theatres across the United States (Cleveland... read more »
  • Scenic Design
    Collette is thrilled to return to the Alliance Theatre where she last designed Good People and The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (Suzi Bass Award and Atlanta Fan... read more »
  • Costume Design
    Alliance Theatre credits include The Geller Girls, Managing Maxine, The Underpants, and Shadowlands. Other national credits include Into the Woods, King Lear, As... read more »
  • Playwright
    Janece is a nationally produced, award-winning playwright, and The Geller Girls marks her fifth world premiere at the Alliance Theatre. Other Alliance credits include... read more »
  • Assistant Stage Manager
    Jayson is proud to return to the Alliance Theatre! He has had the pleasure of working on Alliance productions such as The Geller Girls; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark;... read more »
  • Lighting Design
    Ken is the Resident Lighting Designer for Sarasota Opera, Lighting Designer for Atlanta Opera, and Lighting Director of FIO Americas, Brazil. Alliance credits: Native... read more »


  • Director
    Susan V. Booth joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition,... read more »

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The Alliance Theatre has released final design renderings of its theater transformation, which is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2017. This is the first major building reinvention for the theater since its construction in 1968 as part of the Woodruff Arts Center campus. The Alliance Theatre will perform its 2017/18 season in 12 different locations in the metro Atlanta area, bringing live theater out into the community it serves. The Alliance plans to return to its new theater space for its 50th anniversary season in the fall of 2018.

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Susan V. Booth was honored today at the Georgia State Capitol as a recipient of Gov.



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