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Culture notes: Richardson, Rasche to star in Uhry’s ‘Apples & Oranges’ at Alliance; tickets available for Decatur Book keynote by Trethewey

THEATER
Richardson to star in Uhry play

Patricia Richardson (”Home Improvement”) and David Rasche (”Men in Black 3″) have been cast in the Alliance Theatre’s world premiere of “Apples & Oranges.” Alfred Uhry’s adaption of Vanity Fair writer Marie Brenner’s memoir of mending fences with her dying brother will run Oct. 5-28 on the intimate Hertz Stage. The two-person play will be directed by Lynne Meadow, artistic director of the Manhattan Theatre Club, which commissioned the adaption from the “Driving Miss Daisy” playwright. Tickets: 404-733- 5000, alliancetheatre.org/apples. HOWARD POUSNER

BOOKS
Trethewey keynote tickets available
Tickets to the AJC Decatur Book Festival keynote address by U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey are now available. The 8 p.m. Aug. 31 speech at Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts is free, but tickets are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis at the Schwartz Center box office, Charis Books &[CQ] More in Little Five Points, Little Shop of Stories in Decatur and Eagle Eye Bookshop near Emory. Book festival information: www.decaturbookfestival.com. HOWARD POUSNER

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