The 2nd Act Players One-Act Play Festival opens a week from today on Saturday, March 11 with a 7:30 show featuring two dynamic, new one-act plays. Buy your tickets today by clicking here.
In addition to the plays, there’ll be special events after every show ranging from talks with cast and directors to a silent auction featuring fabulous prizes like a free night’s stay at th Hilton Orrington or a one-month membership at OrangeTheory.
Falling Into Macy by Richard Lyons Conlon, looks at the lives of two couples, one older and falling out of love, the other younger and trying desperately to find love. Flitting between them is Macy. Is she love personified? Hope? Male lust? The voice of reason? Come see the show and you decide.
The Last Days of Wonder by Tess Light looks at the love between a mother and her two adult daughters. Mother has lived a wild life, traveling all over the world while leaving the raising of her daughters to others. But late in her life, she wants them near to discuss what could very well be the last decision she makes on this earth. Will her daughters put their own sibling rivalry aside to obey their mother in her hour of need? Come and find out.
Both are the winners of the 2nd Act Players’ 2016 One-Act Script Competition, judged the best of more than 60 entries. Each deals with significant 2nd acts in their characters’ lives and both will showcase dynamic new talent on stage, in keeping with the mission of the Players. Both also are written by playwrights with Chicago connections.
“These are stories audiences will readily relate to,” explains 2nd Act co-founder John N. Frank. “Falling Into Macy looks at the eternal struggles of the male-female relationship while The Last Days of Wonder looks at the vexing challenges of the mother-daughter relationship.”
Saturday, March 11 @ 7:30 Opening Night Silent Auction Kickoff, bid on fabulous prizes after each show
Sunday, March 12 @ 3:30 Talk Back with playwright Richard Conlon & director/actor John Frank
Friday, March 17 @ 7:30 St Patrick’s Day – Do you have the luck of the Irish? – every audience member gets a lottery ticket! Plus meet & mingle with cast of The Last Days of Wonder
Saturday, March 18 @ 7:30 meet & mingle with cast of Falling Into Macy
Friday, March 24 @ 7:30 meet & mingle with cast of The Last Days of Wonder
Saturday, March 25 @ 7:30 meet & mingle with cast of Falling Into Macy
Sunday, March 26 @ 3:30 Talk Back with playwright Richard Conlon & producer John Frank
Pick your night and purchase your tickets today, see you at the show!
Watch previews of each play:
Falling Into Macy
The Last Days of Wonder