Throughout the years countless productions have been presented on the Second Stage. With a focus on innovative works, Second Stage Productions provide audiences with even more comprehensive exposure to the richness of dramatic literature.
Highlights of previous productions include:
The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia, by Edward Albee, Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play. This is the tale of a married man whose life crumbles after he falls in love with a goat, a play that challenges audience members to question their own morality.
Urinetown, the musical, featuring music by Mark Hollmann and lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis. This satire shatters the conventions of musical theater while tackling issues of capitalism, social responsibility, and the environment.
Agnes of God, by John Pielmeier. In which a novice nun gives birth to a stillborn child and insists the baby was the result of a virgin conception.
Blood Knot, by Athol Fugard. This South African playwright examines the relationship between a pair of brothers raised by the same black mother, but from different fathers, one of whom can pass as caucasian.
The Readers' Theatre Series, focuses on the text of a play, bringing readings of classics as well as contemporary and experimental works to the community. Some of the shows presented are in consideration for future Main Stage and Second Stage Seasons, while others allow us to showcase pieces of theater relatively unknown to Baton Rouge audiences.