A New York socialite re-evaluates her jet-set life when her son returns from prep school with a Spanish girlfriend and a big announcement in the world premiere of SMART COOKIE, on the Alliance Theatre Hertz Stage. Smart Cookie is the fifth winner in the Alliance's prestigious Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition, which hadn't tapped a comedy until Julia Brownell's script came along. Previews continue Sun., FEB. 1, and the cast includes four local actors – Rebecca Blumhagan, Courtenay Collins, Dori Garziano and Larry Larson – in addition to Blake Lowell and Nancy Lemenager from New York. Through Feb. 22. $25-$30. 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.