Evanston magazine profiles 2nd Act Players

Creativity can not occur in a vacuum, so every time we get recognition like this article, it encourages us to go on with our efforts to showcase new writers and new actors at the 2nd Act Players.

The 2nd Act Players’ mission of spotlighting new talent resonated with Evanston magazine, which is writing about us in its August issue.

“Frank suggests 2nd Act Players is—and will always be—on this hunt for its next playwright. Always another opening for another show. The industry of birthing new plays with new players continues uninterrupted,” writes David Rutter in the Evanston magazine article, referring to 2nd Act Founder and creative Director John N. Frank.

Frank recently survived a second angioplasty in less than five years and so remains active in the 2nd Act Players. This November, he will be directing a new play he wrote with his daughter, Jenny Frank, as part of the theater’s 2017 season.

Indeed, the Evanston magazine article notes that “The troupe also is soliciting actors for Frank’s new two-act Moving Boxes for three weekends of performances between Nov. 4-19.” Auditions for the play were scheduled for Aug. 12.

“Creativity can not occur in a vacuum, so every time we get recognition like this article, it encourages us to go on with our efforts to showcase new writers and new actors at the 2nd Act Players,” says Frank.

2nd Act Players’ John N. Frank in his last play, “The Institute.”

Tickets are now on sale for the 2nd Act Players New Playwrights’ Showcase which will see staged readings of seven new short plays on Saturday evening, September 23, and Sunday afternoon, Sept. 24. To buy tickets with a 33% online discount compared to prices at the door, simply click here.

Tickets also are on sale for the November production of Moving Boxes. To purchase those discounts with an online discount, simply click here.

Ticket sales cover only a portion of operating expenses, to donate to the 2nd Act Players, simply click here.

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