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Onstage Atlanta Moves to New Spot

Theater group left Suburban Plaza because of the Wal-Mart development.

Onstage Atlanta, the theater group that called Suburban Plaza home for 11½ years, has moved to its new location at 2969 East Ponce de Leon Ave. in Decatur.

The theatre will open its first show — "The 39 Steps" —  in its new space later this month.

Onstage Atlanta had to move from its Suburban Plaza digs because of the planned and controversial Wal-Mart for that site, Barry West, the theater's managing director, told Decatur Patch.

The landlord told them they'd have to find a new location.

In the end, it ended up being a blessing in disguise as the new spot is larger than the old location, he said.

Even so, the some construction and building delays have pushed back some plans.

"The 39 Steps," based on the Alfred Hitchcock film, was to have opened next week but that's been delayed for the buildout of the space, which will be configured to have two different theaters.

A fundraiser also is planned for later this month.

In the meantime, Onstage Atlanta is seeking volunteers who can help with the buildout — folks who can paint, put up sheetrock and other tasks, West said.

The theater also is looking to the public to donate funds toward its efforts as well as a corporate sponsor, he said.

Tom Dempsey April 03, 2013 at 02:25 PM
Finally, a place to buy cigarettes on the square.

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