Our theatrical troupe

The 2nd Act Players evolved out of a class taken at the Actors’ Training Center in Wilmette, Ill., in 2012.

Del and Faye

Del and Faye

Our mission is to feature newly emerging talent and the works of emerging and established playwrights that touch on key turning points in people’s lives.

Loren Seidner and Chris Johnson in "Talking with My Dad."

Loren Seidner and Chris Johnson in “Talking with My Dad.”

The creative bonds formed in our first class grew as others have joined us along the way to form a unique creative family that spans multiple generations and is united by our love of theater and performing.

John N. Frank and Caolyn Calzavara in our 2013 production, New Year's Eve at Grandma's House.

John N. Frank and Caolyn Calzavara in our 2013 production, New Year’s Eve at Grandma’s House.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We seek to tell everyday stories and simple truths in unique and entertaining ways.

  1. […] The 2nd Act Players, the North Shore’s showcase for emerging stage talent, is kicking off its inaugural season with two dynamic new plays by emerging Chicago-area playwrights. John N. Frank’s original new work, Boys in the Basement, a dramedy which examines how men cope with the painful loss of family brought on by divorce, will open Nov. 6th and run for two weekends through Nov. 15th. […]

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