Portraits of grief and love in ‘Lockerbie’

February 8, 2018

Rollins will present the play The Women of Lockerbie, written by Deborah Brevoort and directed by Eric Zivot, later this month on the Annie Russell stage. The Women of Lockerbie takes place in the idyllic town of Lockerbie, Scotland seven years after Pan Am Flight 103 crashed into the town in 1988 due to a […]

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Eleemosynary: Where intellect and emotions collide

October 26, 2017

Eleemosynary was written by American playwright, Lee Blessing. The play premiered in 1985 and ran through to 1989, closing with a three-week run at the Manhattan Theater Club. Now, in 2017, Eleemosynary has come to Rollins College as a part of The Second Stage Series, produced by Rollins Players and completely directed, designed, marketed, and […]

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The Cradle Will Still Rock

September 28, 2017

The Annie Russell Theatre opened its eighty-fifth season with The Cradle Will Rock by Marc Blitzstein. The musical describes the post-Great Depression era where political corruption and corporate greed take over a fictional town called Steeltown, USA. The fight about unionization between the working class and the main antagonist Mr. Mister portrays a powerful message […]

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‘Urinetown’ highlights the dangers of unchecked capitalism and climate change

April 20, 2017

Urinetown is filled with enchanting songs and odd choreography that capture the audience’s complete attention during the musical numbers. In addition to the captivating sequences, there are comical moments in between as well as a full-fledged revolution. It follows a group of lowly street dwellers who must pay to use all bathroom facilities due to […]

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Music department shines in ‘Crazy for You’

March 30, 2017

On Friday, March 24, members of the Rollins and Winter Park communities took their seats for the opening night of Crazy For You: A Gershwin Musical Revue, directed by Dr. Marisa Arzillo. After the band warmed up, the show began promptly at 7:30 p.m in Rollins’ own Tiedtke Concert Hall. Instead of performing the entire […]

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Women’s sacrifices in Vietnam showcased in “A Piece of my Heart”

February 23, 2017

I was present for the opening night of the current production of A Piece of My Heart, written by Shirley Lauro and directed by Marianne Diquattro. The show runs in the Annie Russell from February 17-25. As always, Rollins students receive one free ticket to performances at the Annie. Rather than telling the stories of […]

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Stars align for cast of ‘Constellations’

February 9, 2017

Constellations (directed by Kathleen Capdesuñer ’17) is the story of an ordinary British couple set in a universe of infinite possibilities. The third show in this year’s Second Stage Series, Constellations played at the Fred Stone Theater from February 1-4, 2017.  Constellations is not a show for the casual, inattentive viewer. Brianna Barrett ’19 and […]

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Mad Cow Theatre’s ‘1776’

October 6, 2016

1776: the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the birthing of America, and a musical. These three things came to life Sunday, September 25 as the Mad Cow Theatre in downtown Orlando continued their installment of 1776. In typical Mad Cow fashion, 1776 was a classic put on with a twist. In a depiction of […]

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Annie Russell opens season with ‘The Foreigner’

September 29, 2016

Wit and irony always leave a pleasant taste on one’s tongue, particularly when one’s tongue is named “Floppy.” Rollins’ recent rendition of The Foreigner was “remarkable.” This comedic play features a shy man named Charlie and his British friend Froggy, who leaves him at a Georgia bed-and-breakfast with the instructions for the others not to […]

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A powerful perspective on peace

November 11, 2015

On November 2 Rollins College hosted Nyaniso “Niso” Tutu-Burris for a “Conversation on Peace” in conjunction with Valencia College’s new Peace Three initiative. The event was held in the Bieberbach-Reed room in the Campus Center. It was sponsored by the Thomas P. Johnson Distiguished Scholars, Amnesty International, and the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation. Granddaughter to […]

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