- $20 for two tickets (a $50 value)
- Where: Annie Russell Theatre
- General admission
- Ticket values include all fees.
- The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later on September 27–October 5
- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on November 15–23
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Based on the Tony Award–winning Broadway musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee buzzes onto the stage, promising unique surprises prompted by audience participation. A cast of actors and improv veterans step into the sneakers of six adolescent outsiders competing in their school’s spelling bee to get a taste of the popularity and acceptance they so desperately crave. During the actual spelling bee, four audience members vetted before the show join the cast onstage to participate, adding a hilarious, unpredictable element to the show without having to employ a pack of wolverines to play each character’s parents.
The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later
Based on a series of interviews, The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later deals with the community aftermath of the brutal, homophobia-motivated murder of Matthew Shepard in 1998. Actors portray the residents of Laramie, Wyoming, speaking in their own words as they grapple with the horrifying facts of the crime and how it affects their perception of the town and themselves.
Rollins College's Annie Russell Theatre
In 1931, Mary Louise Curtis Bok gave her friend Annie Russell a unique gift: her very own theater. Since its first production, which starred Annie herself in 1932, the Annie Russell Theatre hasn’t had a dark season and has become one of Florida’s longest-running theaters. As an integral part of Rollins College’s department of theater and dance, “The Annie” has also churned out a number of notable graduates, including Buddy Ebsen, Dana Ivey, Christopher Fitzgerald, and an Emmy-winning lighting designer. The theater’s rich history helped it earn a place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998 and a visit from Annie Russell's ghost.