At 70 years old, Maxine discovers that it's never too late to fall in love in MANAGING MAXINE, the Alliance Theatre Mainstage's world-premiere production of a new romantic comedy, continuing Sun., OCT. 19. Atlanta playwright Janece Shaffer teams up again with Alliance artistic director Susan V. Booth, having collaborated on Shaefer's intriguing 2006 dramedy Bluish. Managing Maxine features such local favorites as Larry Larson, Courtney Patterson, Judy Leavell and Courtenay Collins, as well as Ross Bickell and Howard Elfman. Through Nov. 2. $15-$45. Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2:30 and 8 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-5000. www.alliancetheatre.org.