Performances of The Institute, Coming of Age during the Vietnam War, will go on Friday evening, Oct. 28, at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon, Oct. 30, at 3:30 p.m. but the Saturday Oct. 29th show is being canceled so as not to attract attention away from the Chicago Cubs World Series game that evening.
“They’ve been waiting for this 108 years, so we thought we’d let the Cubs have their big night” says 2nd Act Players co-founder John N. Frank. Conflicting with Cubs World Series games has not been an issue for the 2nd Act Players in the past three years, for obvious reasons.
“The conspiracy theorist in me thinks the Cubs decided to finally go to the big show this year just to cost me ticket sales,” says Brooklyn-born Frank, who admits to being a life-long Mets fan. “I think they’re just trying to get payback for 1969, the Black Cat and…well you know the rest, including last year’s playoffs.”
The Institute will have its regularly scheduled shows each of the following two weekends through Nov. 13.
Opening weekend audiences raved about The Institute, calling the story of four young men in military school during the height of the Vietnam war compelling and extraordinary.
Fans of both the Cubs and White Sox, as well as the Mets and Yankee fans who have been flying in from New York to see it, are all invited to enjoy the show. Veterans will be admitted free to our Nov. 12 performance. Click here to purchase your tickets today.