Boys in the Basement show program a big draw for sponsors

Boys in the Basement opens Friday, Nov. 6 and when it does, it’s show program will be filled with a record-number of sponsor ads. “Basically we sold out the program,” says 2nd Act Players cofounder John N. Frank. “We’d have to add more pages at this point to accommodate any additional sponsors for this show.”

Boys in the Basement opens Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m., with a special ticket price for those who have suffered through a divorce.
Boys in the Basement opens Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m., with a special ticket price for those who have suffered through a divorce.

E2, a dynamic new apartment development in downtown Evanston will be the back-page advertiser, a premier spot worthy of such a stunning new apartment complex. “E2 is diagonally across the street from the first place I ever lived in Evanston, Northwestern’s Engelhart Hall graduate housing, so I know how convenient that location is,” says Frank.

First Bank & Trust, celebrating its 20th year in business, also will be advertising. “I’ve banked with First Bank almost since it opened and we have our theater account there as well,” says Frank. “It provides service the mega-banks can never match.”

Duxler Auto Care, a well-trusted fixture not just in Evanston but across the Northern suburbs, also is a sponsor as is Dave’s Italian Kitchen, Whole Foods, Wells Fargo Financial Advisers and Magnetik Technology which markers an incredibly handy device to mount any electronic device from a phone to an oversize tablet where you need it most.

REmembranceAlmost all these wonderful sponsors also will be in the show program for the 2nd Act Players January production of Remembrance as well.

“While program ad spaces are taken, we can still distribute freestanding inserts for any other businesses that want to show their support for the performing arts on the North Shore,” Frank says. For further information, e-mail Frank at

Boys in the Basement is a sometimes funny, sometimes poignant and sometimes shocking look at how quickly love can turn to hate in a divorce and at how men cope with the traumatic losses brought on by divorce.

Performances will take place at the Noyes Cultural Arts Building (adjacent to the Noyes purple Line stop in Evanston) Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6,7, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m. Performances also will take place the same times the following weekend, Nov. 13-15. For ticket information, go to Brown Paper Tickets.

Special ticket prices are available for Friday evening shows for those who have been through or are going through the pain of divorce a well as for adult children of divorced parents. Click here for details.




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