John N. Frank, a 2nd Act Players cofounder as well as its creative director and principal playwright, is back on his feet and looking forward to the 2nd Act Players’ 2017 season after undergoing an angioplasty In late June to have a 2nd stent placed inside one of his main arteries.
“My arteries have been tougher on me than the critics but I’m still here, still ticking and still trying to showcase new talent,” says Frank. “Our 2017 season is moving ahead as planned and it’s going to be our best yet!”
Frank had his first angioplasty in 2012 to open a severely blocked artery on the left side of his heart. He subsequently wrote a one-act play, Talking with My Dad, about living with a family history of heart disease. His latest surgery opened a severely blocked artery on the right side of his heart.
Frank this fall will direct the 2nd Act Players’ world premiere of Moving Boxes, a look at the trials and tribulations of caring for an aging parent. Frank cowrote the play, which looks at the relationships between a mother, son and granddaughter, with his daughter Jenny Frank.
“All my plays are personal but this will be the most personal yet and one so many people will be able to identify with,” says Frank.