Winners Chosen for 2nd Act Players’ New Playwrights’ Showcase!!!

Six winning short scripts have been selected from scores of entries in the 2nd Act Players 2017 Short Script Competition. Staged readings of the six winning scripts will be performed on the evening of Sept. 23, a Saturday, and the afternoon of Sept. 24, a Sunday, at the 2nd Act Players’ theater in Northminster Church, Evanston.

The winning scripts (in alphabetical order) and playwrights are:

A Little Something by Jean Waller
A pawn shop in a transitional urban neighborhood of a large city.

One Woman’s Duty by Scott Carter Cooper
Two sisters wait at the post office for their grandmother’s wedding ring.

Raisin Puffs by Andre Richardson Hogan II
Three mens’ personal observations regarding an assault on a former classmate.

Spark by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
Joan’s been dreading this day. Her 25-year marriage with Steve has imploded, and she’s supposed to move out.

The Lady in the Woods by Hyten Davidson
A woman receives a weary hermit forced indoors as the result of a growing storm. Will they survive the night?

The Queen of Social Media by Lawrence Keller
Peter and Dana are just home from the hospital with their new-born baby, Katey. While thrilled, tensions mount as Dana seems a bit preoccupied.

As a special added attraction, a staged reading of 2nd Act Players Founder and Creative Director John N. Frank’s new short play, Peter’s Ticket Booth, also will be part of each night’s performance.

Theater veteran  Genevieve Fowler will be directing the staged reading.

Auditions will be held Aug. 12 from 3:30 to 6:60 at the 2nd Act Players’ theater in Evanston. Actors chosen should be available for rehearsals each evening the week prior to performances and, of course, for the performances themselves. To audition for the staged readings, simply click here to go to our audition sign-up page.

Audiences will be asked to select a winning script from among the six. A Judge’s Choice winner also will be announced Sunday, Sept. 24. Tickets are now on sale for both performances for $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Simply click here to order now. Performances should last 60-90 minutes each evening or afternoon.

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