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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
The 39 StepsThe 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.


2016 Second Stage Productions

The 39 StepsThe 39 Steps
March 27 - April 12, 2016
by Patrick Barlow
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Amish Acres

The 39 Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. The original concept and production of a four-actor version of the story was by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. Patrick Barlow rewrote the adaptation in 2005. The play's concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress plays the three women, and two other actors play every other character in the show. Thus playing the film's serious story mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Hitchcock films, including Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest. More...

Amish Acres