The Institute — the start of a discussion on veteran issues

The 2nd Act Players fall production will be the world premiere of a new two-act play, The Institute, coming of age during the Vietnam War. Journey back to the turbulent 1960s with us and, in addition to the play itself, we will be cosponsoring a number of events that will look at key issues of the time and also address issues American veterans still face today.The first play in our new home will be the drama, The Institute.

Save the dates now!

Sept 10: the 2nd Act Players look back on the 1960s, a fund-raising event
What: A panel discussion on the Vietnam era featuring noted 1960s peace activists and Vietnam vets.
Where: Creative Coworking, 922 Davis St., Evanston
When: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: Admission is free, a fund-raising silent auction will take place and attendees are encouraged to donate $20 each to the 2nd Act Players.

Oct: 21-Nov. 13: Performances of The Institute
What: A world premiere play looks at the moral choices four high school boys face during the height of Vietnam.
Where: The 2nd Act Players Theater at Northminster, 2515 Central Park Ave., Evanston
When: Friday, Saturday evening shows start at 7:30; Sunday matinees start at 3:30
Cost: Ticket information available at

Other events, dates to be determined

  • Evanston Arts Center: Vietnam Photo Exhibit
  • Mitchel Indian Museum: A video look at issues facing Native American Veterans
  • Evanston Vets Center: Discussion on veteran issues then and now

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