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Annie Russell Theatre

Student Produced & Directed

Rollins' Second Stage is theatre with students at the helm.

Our Second Stage Series is produced by Rollins Players, and completely directed, designed, and performed by students.

Discover, Explore, Imagine

Our Second Stage Series is produced by Rollins Players, and completely directed, designed, and performed by students.

2021-2022 Season

Rollins' Second Stage Series is presented in the Lyman Blackbox Theatre, on the second floor of 203 E. Lyman Avenue. Admission is free of charge, and seating is available on a first come, first served basis. 

The Cake
by Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Kelsey Kline '22

Della makes cakes, not judgment calls – those she leaves to her husband, Tim. But when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and the fiancé is actually a fiancée, Della’s life gets turned upside down. She can’t really make a cake for such a wedding, can she? For the first time in her life, Della has to think for herself.

Wednesday, November 3 at 7:30pm
Thursday, November 4 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 5 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 6 at 2pm
Saturday, November 6 at 7:30pm

Fefu and Her Friends
by María Irene Fornés
Directed by Colin Flaumenhaft '22

Set in New England in 1935, Fefu follows eight women through one extraordinary day. The audience will move to watch four scenes playing simultaneously throughout the Lyman building - Fefu's lawn, her study, bedroom, and kitchen - peering into the lives of the dyanmic Fefu and her friends. 

Wednesday, February 2 at 7:30pm
Thursday, February 3 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 4 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 5 at 2pm
Saturday, February 5 at 7:30pm

The Pillowman
by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Ghina Fawaz '22

With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, The Pillowman centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art.

Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 7 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 8 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 9 at 2pm
Saturday, April 9 at 7:30pm