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Theatre

At Rhodes, theatre is a means of evaluating and expressing humanity through performance. Students ask questions, confront dilemmas, and challenge assumptions in Rhodes Theatre Guild productions and through participation in local community and professional Theatre.

A few years after opening in the winter of 1982, the McCoy Theatre was the first college theatre to produce The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby in its entirety, running eight hours over two nights.

In the years that have passed, McCoy seasons have featured over 130 productions, including CandideThe Robber BridegroomHamletInto the WoodsEquusThe Rocky Horror ShowThe Laramie Project, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The McCoy Visiting Artist Series has presented Roscoe Lee Brown, Anthony Zerbe, kathakali performers from the Kerala Kalamandalam in India, Charles Dutton, Geoffrey Owens, and Nick Hutchison of London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, among others.