The 2nd Act Players have had an amazing 2017 which included three productions, the most the group has ever done in one calendar year! We started in March with our One-Act Play Festival, bringing to the stage the works of two emerging Chicago-area playwrights and featuring nine Chicago-area actors.
One of the winners, Hyten Davidson’s The Lady in the Woods, went on to be produced at a new works festival in New York City, becoming the first 2nd Act production to make the leap from a church basement in Evanston to the bright lights of (off) Broadway. We’re hopeful it won’t be the last — efforts are underway to bring The Institute, our 2016 production, to New York next year!
We followed the March shows with our September New Playwrights’ Showcase in which we held staged readings of six new plays. The showcase was a memorable weekend that perfectly fits with our mission of showcasing new playwrights and new talent for the stage.
And in November, we produced the moving two-act drama Moving Boxes looking at the meaning of family and issues of caring for aging adults. Audiences raved about it, including our first-ever sold-out house at our Northminister Church theater.
The video here shows you what I’ve been talking about, spotlighting all three of our productions.
Our amazing, three-production year would have been possible without your generous donations. Ticket sale proceeds alone did not cover the cost of any of our productions. Indeed we would be ending this year thousands of dollars in the red if not for our sponsors and our wonderful donors.
So please remember us on this Giving Tuesday, even a $5 donation will help us bring you more new works in the New Year.
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