Natural Shocks by Lauren Gunderson

 One night only! Join us April 20th at 8pm as we read “Natural Shocks”, a new play by Lauren Gunderson! Donations will support anti-violence campaigns!

Based on Hamlet’s “To be or not to be, ” Natural Shocks is a 65-minute, one-woman tour-de-force play that bursts to life when we meet a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement. The play is part confessional, part stand up, and part reckoning.

  • What: Natural Shocks by Lauren Gunderson
  • Who: Academy Theatre and Impact Theatre Atlanta
  • Where: Hapeville Performing Arts Center, 599 N. Central Ave., Hapeville, GA 30354
  • When: April 20th at 8pm
  • Cost: $10 suggested donation. Proceeds to benefit an anti-violence campaign


The Edge Series
Edge Series 2 Throughout the year, Academy Theatre offers a variety of contemporary, provocative, and in-development work.

Enter at your own risk!

BattleActs! by Laughing Matters

Come See BattleActs!

BattleActs! Family Friendly Improv Comedy! 3rd Saturday of each month! 8 PM in Hapeville!

The audience chooses who is funny in our monthly improv competition at the Academy Theatre!

Next show: June 17 at 8pm

Where: Hapeville Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door

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Creative Music in Hapeville!
We’re celebrating by bringing back one of our favorite ensembles, Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel, for their first Hapeville show since 2014. Opening the evening will be another wonderful duo: the Benjamin Shirley / Chelsea Dunn Cello Duo.

Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel is perfectly described by the name of the band. But unless you have heard Scott Burland and Frank Schultz play, you can’t imagine how magical and haunting their music is. The Duet has an extensive touring history and an impressive catalog of recordings.

Academy of Comedy Improv

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Fun with funny props at the Academy of Comedy Improv!

Come see the only local Improv troupe regularly performing south of I-285!
Atlanta Radio Theatre Company

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The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company

There is Adventure in Sound!Atlanta Radio Theatre Company has been producing original audio theatre since 1984. Several times a year they bring their performances to the stage in Hapeville and in Stockbridge, and you can be part of their live studio audience! Visit their web site or their Facebook page.
The World is My Home: The Life of Paul Robeson

Come see Stogie Kenyatta and his acclaimed Broadway style One-Man Show “The World is My Home: The Life of Paul Robeson”!

Stogie Kenyatta’s solo show about African-American artist/activist Paul Robeson is a powerful heartfelt and humorous evening of theatre. Kenyatta’s performance is as laugh out-loud funny as it is educational, poignant and inspiring.