Patti Mactas
Patti Mactas

Patti Mactas, executive director and co-founder of Act 3 Productions, plans to retire at the end of February, the Sandy Springs-based theater company announced.

Mactas worked with the theater company for 15 years. She led the company during the days it performed school-based plays and was instrumental in the founding of the company’s home stage in 2009, Act 3 said in a press release.

“It is time for me to retire from Act3 and let the theater’s new leadership take it to its next level,” Mactas said in the theater company’s press release. “I have all the wonderful memories from Act3, especially watching young people grow on and off the stage, to keep me company until my creative spirit screams for something more.”

Act 3 plans to stage a cabaret on Feb. 28 at the Sandy Springs theater to honor Mactas and her contributions to the theater. Mactas calls the program her “Ta-Da” performance, Act 3 said.

The cabaret will present performances from musicals Mactas directed.It will include appearances by more than 20 current and alumni performers, some returning to Act3 from professional careers launched by their participation in Mactas’ productions.

The cabaret is scheduled to being at 5:30 p.m. at the Act3 Playhouse in Sandy Springs Plaza, 6285-R Roswell Road, on Feb. 28. A reception begins at 4:30 p.m., the theater said.

General admission and reserved tickets range from $15 to $30 and are available at, the theater company said. Donations in Mactas’ honor can be made at the same site. Group tickets are available by calling the box office at 770-241-1905.

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