September 30, 2016.Reading time 2 minutes.
Few members of The Institute faculty do more to shape the young men attending that Catholic, military school on the edge of Greenwich Village during the height of the Vietnam War than does Sergeant Major Marny. Sergeant major is the highest enlisted rank in the U.S. army and not one given lightly. Achieving it signifies […]
September 29, 2016.Reading time 2 minutes.
The Institute is a play about four young men in a military high school during the height of the Vietnam War. But anyone who has served in the armed forces will be able to relate to the choices these young men face as they near high school graduation in 1971. Much as today, young Americans […]
September 28, 2016.Reading time 2 minutes.
The young men you’ll meet in The Institute, the 2nd Act Players‘ fall world premiere, are shaped by the faculty members they encounter during their four years in the school. A parade of faculty members confronts them during their freshman year and then reappears throughout their turbulent years in the Catholic, military school. Pater Lingua is […]
September 27, 2016.Reading time 2 minutes.
Watch here for a video of Julie discussing her character.
September 26, 2016.Reading time 1 minute.
Fr. Greavy is the prefect of discipline in the 2nd act Players’ fall show, The Institute. The Institute is an all-boys, Catholic, military high school on the edge of New York’s Greenwich Village Fr. Greavy’s job is to maintain discipline and so ride herd on more than 1,000 young, male students as our play opens in the […]
September 25, 2016.Reading time 1 minute.
Tickets for The Institute, which will be running weekends from Oct. 21 through Nov. 13 are available at Brownpapertickets.com
September 24, 2016.Reading time 2 minutes.
The Institute, Coming of Age during the Vietnam War, is set in the years 1967 through 1971, but the issues it raises about war and about sending the youth of America to fight in foreign lands is just as relevant today as it was in those bygone days. The Institute is a coming of age […]
September 23, 2016.Reading time 1 minute.
The 2nd Act Players, only four years after producing their first play in Evanston, have been nominated for the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts this year. “We’re thrilled with the nomination, especially as this is our first year in our new theater home here in Evanston at the Northminster Presbyterian Church,” says 2nd act Players […]
September 15, 2016.Reading time 5 minutes.
The 2nd Act Players is pleased to announce both a cast of highly talented Chicago theater veterans and a dynamic, new director for its fall production of the original two-act drama, The Institute, Coming of Age during the Vietnam War. “Each year since our beginning in 2013, we have sought to broaden our talent […]
September 10, 2016.Reading time 1 minute.
The 2nd Act Players’ 1960s soiree is only hours away, starting at 5 tonight, Saturday, at 922 Davis Street in downtown Evanston. Stop by to have some appetizers, cookies, wine and cheese while hearing from a panel who lived through the turbulent 1960s about what that era was like. You also can bid on more […]