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Posted on: April 25, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Academy Theatre Presents "Origin Story" at the Hapeville Performing Arts Center

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Upcoming Shows Announced at the Hapeville Performing Arts Center, Home to the Academy Theatre! See a brief list below and visit the Academy Theatre Official Website for upcoming showtimes and performances right here in downtown Hapeville and at their location in Stockbridge!

May 24th BattleActs 8 PM the improv comedy show where you decide whats funny and which performers survive to the next round! Family friendly fun!

May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18: The world premiere of Theroun Patterson's 'Origin Story' in which Abigail comes to pick up her brother, Jacob from a mental hospital being shuddered due to budget cuts. 10 years ago, their family was torn apart. Now they must confront what happened that night and each other to survive and more forward. This powerhouse show contains very strong language. Directed by Robert Drake. Production made possible by the GA Council for the Arts.

June 14 & June 28: Hapeville will soon be home to a twice-monthly market featuring produce, food, and art. The Hapeville Farmers and Artisans Market at the Depot will take place on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month beginning in June from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. It will be located in the new plaza adjacent to the historic depot in downtown Hapeville. Market presented by the Academy Theatre, sponsored by the Hapeville Association of Trade & Tourism.

May 10th & 24th at 11:30 am: With the support of the City of Hapeville and the Hapeville Association of Trade & Tourism, the Academy Theatre will be offering free children's programming at the Hapeville Performing Arts Center. On May 10th, the the Capital City Opera will perform "A Seussome Twosome". On May 24th Mr. Greggy will perform his wonderful magic and clowning. Although the event is free, please reserve your spot by obtaining a ticket at

To purchase tickets online - Please go to: or email us at or call 404-474-8332.

Theatre Things to Know
Founded in 1956 by Frank Wittow, a 25 year old Army Veteran, the Academy Theatre is the longest running professional theatre in Georgia. Hapeville welcomed the Academy Theatre to the Hapeville Performing Arts Center in Fall of 2013. They now call Hapeville home! Join us in welcoming Academy Theatre.

Get to Know
Lorenne Fey, Managing Director, and Robert Drake, Artistic Director
Phone: 404-474-8332
Tickets: available on-line for pre-show discounts or at the door for full price.

The City of Hapeville Welcomed the Academy Theatre to the Hapeville Performing Arts Center in Fall of 2013! Hapeville Mayor and Council announced at the Happy Days Festival, in late September, that the Academy Theatre group was coming to downtown Hapeville. Artistic Director, Robert Drake enthusiastically informed Hapeville residents at the Happy Days Festival that the Academy Theatre will have an approximate 99-seat black box theatre that will host performances and classes, bringing an artistic vitality to downtown!

The City of Hapeville, owner of The Hapeville Performing Arts Center, located at 599 and 597 N. Central Avenue, purchased the downtown buildings as part of its Economic Development efforts. As part of its downtown revitalization efforts, the City recently leased the Hapeville Performing Arts Center to the Academy Theatre. The current space at 599 N. Central Avenue has been transformed into a temporary theatre with seating for approximately 85.

Planning is underway for design and build-out of an expanded and more permanent home for the Academy Theatre to include both the 599 and 597 N. Central Avenue properties and to accommodate more visitors. Visit the City website: for updates on the renovations.

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