The Evanston 2nd Act Players will feature an all-star cast of actors who have appeared in past 2nd Act Players productions for its spring 2021 show, Pandemic Stories: 7 plays about love, life and loss.”
The cast includes:
Nick Dorado – Nick was most recently seen in the 2nd Act Players fall, 2020 online production, “60 is the New 40,” so he is very familiar with the 2nd Act Players’ unique approach to online theater that digitally places actors in the same room with each other.
Valerie Gorman – Val was in the 2nd Act Players’ last on-stage production in 2019, Old Ringers, playing a senior who turns to phone sex to help make ends meet financially.
Brandy Miller – Brandy starred in two plays that were part of the 2nd Act Players Women’s Empowerment Festival in 2019. She went on to roles at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights and with the Chicago Shakespeare Theater prior to the pandemic.
Manny Schenk – Manny appeared in the 2nd Act Players’ 2017 production of Moving Boxes, a poignant story about caring for an aging parent.
Matthew Schufreider – Matt is another veteran of the 2nd Act Players’ virtual stage, appearing in last fall’s 60 is the New 40 production in which he learned to ring a virtual doorbell and play a virtual piano, among other online skills.
Anne Tracy – Anne appeared in the 2nd Act Players’ 2018 production of New Year’s Eve at Grandma’s House.
“An unexpected benefit of the pandemic is that doing online shows has allowed us to work with actors who have moved from the Chicago area,” says 2nd Act Players’ Cofounder John N. Frank. Anne is now in Washington state while Brandy has temporarily relocated to Pennsylvania, yet they will both be on our stage this fall.