The 2nd Act Players spend a good deal of time asking you, our audience and donors, to help us out by donating and/or buying tickets to our shows. But we also strive to give back to our communities.
2nd Act co-founder John N. Frank recently joined members of the congregation at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Evanston, which has generously invited us to perform at its theater this year, and helped stuff special Christmas stockings for those in need. The Players donated two stockings filled with such necessities as warm socks and gloves, toiletries and even a few Christmas treat candies. The stockings will go to the Night Ministry as part of the church’s Night Ministry Stocking Drive.
“It was exciting to see so many people giving of their time and donating funds for such a worthy cause. I was honored to be able to take part and to donate on behalf of our theater” says Frank.
In the past, the Players have donated a percentage of ticket sales to the American Heart Association when we produced a play about heart disease, and reaching out to divorce support groups when we produced Boys in the Basement, an original play about divorce from the men’s perspective.
We also offered free tickets to veterans for two performances of our fall production, The Institute, Coming of Age during the Vietnam War.