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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.

2022-2023 Season

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

The Half-Life of Marie Curie
by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Mary Ashley Fulton '23

The Half-Life of Marie Curie revels in the power of female friendship as it explores the relationship between Marie Curie and Hertha Ayrton, both of whom are mothers, widows, and fearless champions of scientific inquiry.

Please note that The Half-Life of Marie Curie contains near-drowning, suicidal ideation, and anti-Semitic language.

Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30pm
Thursday, October 20 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 21 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 22 at 2pm
Saturday, October 22 at 7:30pm

by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Michael McNamara '23

This funny, trenchant, and powerful play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever.

Please note that Gloria contains graphic gun violence and suicide (including the sound of gun shots); homophobia, racism, ableism, and the use of slurs; profanity and mature language; mentions of drug and alcohol abuse and overdose; vomiting; and depictions of trauma.

Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30pm
Thursday, February 9 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 10 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 11 at 2pm
Saturday, February 11 at 7:30pm

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
by Alan Ball
Directed by Madison Colpitts '23

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching play.

Please note that Five Women Wearing the Same Dress contains discussion of rape and abortion, as well as mature language and content.

Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 13 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 14 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 15 at 2pm
Saturday, April 15 at 7:30pm