The Institute, Coming of Age during the Vietnam War, is “Full of comedic relief, creative role changes and shocking plot twists,” says a review in the Loyola Phoenix. “The Institute…emotionally connects viewers to the characters as they develop friendships and embody the Jesuit value of being a person for others.”
“For characters Frankie, Shamus, Patrick and Danny, high school memories revolve around finding a group of friends and a place to belong in the midst of a war.” it goes on to explain.
The positive review comes on top of numerous positive comments from opening weekend audiences who called the play “compelling” and “extraordinary.”
“It’s so heartening to have this positive feedback,” says playwright and co-producer John N. Frank of the 2nd Act Players. “all my plays are very personal, but this is perhaps the most so because it’s the story of how I came to be the man I am today.”
Tickets are still available for the remaining six performances of The Institute Nov. 4,5,6 and Nov. 11,12,13. Veterans will be admitted free the evening of Saturday, Nov. 12.
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“This is such a moving show, I feel sorry for the people who don;t get to se it,” says Frank. “so I encourage everyone to get their tickets now, don’t wait a minute longer.”