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Druid Hills High School

Dekalb County Schools

Uhry Theatre

The theater is now a state-of-the-art-teaching lab for the fine arts, theater, music and dance. Students have exceptional opportunities for training and experience in the performing arts and performance technologies. The Baldwin concert grand piano has been reconditioned for the theater as well. The Theater is a source of great pride for the school and the community. 
The Theater was dedicated in May 1999 with Alfred Uhry present. A large plaque on the theater wall lists donors of a thousand dollars or more. Brass plates on the arms of the theater seats identify supporters who purchased seats for three hundred dollars each.
Rod Pittam, a local artist, designed and painted marvelous murals and assisted with the selection of colors and finishes. The ambiance was inspired by the 'Near Eastern' theme popular in theaters in the early 20th century. If you have ever attended a performance at the fabulous Fox Theater in downtown Atlanta, you have seen a prime example of the original 'Near Eastern' design. You may also know that the Fox was about to be torn down. Citizens' interest in historic preservation made the Fox Theater's survival possible. This was also an inspiration to the restoration of the Druid Hills Auditorium.
 The Alfred Uhry Theater is named for the prize-winning playwright who graduated from Druid Hills High School in 1954. He wrote Driving Miss Daisy, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Robber Bridegroom, Parade. Alfred Uhry's honors have included the Pulitzer Prize, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. 
 The Sound Booth