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Second Stage Productions

Second Stage Productions

The brain child of Jeremy Littlejohn, the Second Stage first opened its doors in 2004. The Second Stage is located in the Locke Township Meeting House down the hall from The Round Barn Theatre. The vision of the Second Stage is to bring theatrical works to the Round Barn audience in an intimate environment, stripped down to the essentials, in order to focus on the acting and writing of each author's work. In 2008 the Second Stage produced Thorton Wilder's Our Town as the first ever play on The Joseph Stein Stage. 2009 became a banner year for the Second Stage when Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park became the first play to be incorporated as part of the Round Barn Theatre's main stage season. In addition to its work in the Locke the Second Stage has produced notable Staged Readings of Take Me Along, Anne of Green Gables, The Spitfire Grill, Rags, Floyd Collins and Carmelina, and The Round Barn's yearly Theater for Young Audience program. These costumed readings were performed on The Joseph Stein Stage and featured a full cast of actors and orchestra.


The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres
DoubtThe Round Barn theatre is created from a 1911 round barn which is converted into a regional theatre.

Joseph Stein Young Actors Studio
Learn to Act, Sing, and Dance at Northern Indiana's first professional musical theatre training for kids from ages 8 to 14.

Theatre for Young Audiences
One hour condensed versions of literary works performed for school groups.

Auditions & Theatre Employment Opportunities 
Audition schedule in Memphis, Tennessee and Nappanee, Indiana.


2015 Second Stage Productions

DoubtDoubt, A Parable

March 27 - April 12
By John Patrick Shanley
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists' Play Service, Inc.

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. "All the elements come invigoratingly together like clockwork in John Patrick Shanley's provocative new play, Doubt, a gripping story of suspicion cast on a priest's behavior that is less about scandal than about fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty. Blunt yet subtle, manipulative but full of empathy for all sides, the play is set in 1964 but could not be more timely. In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. More...



August 31 - 7:00pm
September 1 - 7:00pm
September 6 - 2:00pm & 7:00pm

September 7 - 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Book by John Michael Tebelak
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Conceived & Originally Directed by John Michael Tebelak
Based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew

Produced by Special Arrangement with Music Theatre International.
Amish Acres

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus's life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus's messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life. Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (WickedPippin, Children Of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day By Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs including "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side." More...