Roswell's Kudzu Playhouse brings down curtain in 2010

Roswell's 20 year-old community theater will close its doors following runs of 'A Christmas Carol' and 'A Christmas Story.'

Roswell's Kudzu Playhouse will be closing its doors for good at the end of this year. The 20 year-old community theater will cease production following its current runs of A Christmas Carol and its family production, A Christmas Story, both on Dec. 24. According to a story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the theater faces eviction from its location on Brannon Square Shopping Center due to poor ticket sales. Founders Wally and Jenny Hinds post the following letter on the front page of the company's web site:

It is with great sadness that we announce that Kudzu will be closing after our Christmas shows this year. We have to be out of our current location by January 14. We have survived a lot over the twenty four years we have been doing theatre in Georgia (20 years in Roswell in 4 locations) but this time, the economy has just been too tough for too long and we are unable to keep our doors open past the end of the year. We wish to thank the many patrons, season ticket holders, actors, directors, donors, volunteers, and many others who have become part of the Kudzu family through out the years. It has been a great run and we have loved every minute of it. It saddens our hearts to have this happen, but there are many great and happy memories that will live on in our hearts and we hope in yours also. And knowing that we have added to the arts and the hearts of so many gives us great happiness. But we want all of you to know we have truly been blessed to have had the wonderful relationships with all of you. Many of you are more like our family than friends. Thank you to everyone who has ever crossed our doors, and may we see each other in the times to come. Your outpouring of good wishes and love is the only thing that is keeping us going right now. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.