Chris Evans Helps Dedicate Childhood Theatre Company in Concord

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Chris Evans

The actor, who grew up in nearby Sudbury, Massachusetts, acted in Concord Youth Theatre productions starting when he was 9 years old. His mother is the theater's director.

Chris Evans returned to his native Massachusetts over the weekend to help dedicate the new home of a youth theater company where as a youngster he honed his acting skills.

The Avengers star, wearing a Boston Red Sox hat, helped cut the ribbon Saturday at the Concord Youth Theatre's new permanent home.

Evans, who grew up in nearby Sudbury, acted in Concord Youth Theatre productions starting when he was 9 years old. His mother, Lisa Evans, is the theater's director.

The actor said the theater was "a place to feel safe and take risks and explore what would ultimately be my career."

The new building has seating for more than 200. Concord Youth Theatre will debut its new space with Godspell this week.