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Upcoming Shows Announced at the Hapeville Performing Arts Center, Home to the Academy Theatre at 599 N. Central Avenue!

Hapeville Performing Arts Center Presents: The Uprooting
The Academy Theatre and Impact Theatre



The Uprooting by Betty Chaney, directed by Brenda Porter

A World Premiere


This sequel to last summer’s hit The Rooting Place picks up after 20 years have passed.
The story follows Oba, a young man who struggles with his light complexion in a dark-skinned family. He returns to Mississippi to claim his great, great grandmother's inheritance. With the help of his grandparents, Effie Raye and Buddy, he also seeks to gain his cousins’ respect.

Aug. 11-27, Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 8pm, Saturday/Sunday at 3pm

Tickets: $25 at the door, $20 at

 Visit the Academy Theatre Official Website for upcoming showtimes and performances right here in downtown Hapeville!

Please be sure to visit the Academy Theatre on-line for official and up-to-date information on programming.

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. 

The City and Hapeville and Hapeville Association of Trade & Tourism
are proud to support programming for 
the Academy Theatre at the 
Hapeville Performing Arts Center and the Hapeville Depot!  
Please be sure to visit the Academy Theatre on-line for official and up-to-date information on programming.

Academy Theatre's FB Page:


The City of Hapeville, the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade and the Academy Theatre have entered into a public / private partnership to serve the citizens of Hapeville.  The City of Hapeville and the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade are the official sponsors of the Academy Theatre’s programming in Hapeville.


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