Meet the Men of The Institute — Danny Smith

Danny Smith is the most happy-go-lucky member of the band of brothers you’ll meet at The Institute. The smartest kid at his suburban grade school, he finds himself looking up at many classmates much smarter than he is. Keeping up with classes and all the academic and other challenges The Institute throws his way is tough, but he falls in love with the place.

Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson portrays Danny Smith.

Chris Johnson will portray Danny in the 2nd Act Players’ fall world premiere of The Institute, coming fo age during the Vietnam War, opening Oct. 21.

Danny is drawn to the school by his love of uniforms and the camaraderie uniforms signify to him. He joins multiple sports teams, starring in football and basketball, a feat that was more common in the 1970s before high school sports became as serious as they are today.

Danny also is a loyal friend with a fierce sense of duty. That means he constantly wants to prove himself to his friends and to his school. See what consequences that spells for him.

This is a very special play about a very special place, buy your tickets today and see why. Tickets for The Institute, with performances weekends from Oct. 21 through Nov. 13 are available by simply clicking this link.

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