Cast Announced for “Pandemic Stories: 7 plays about love, life and loss”

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, […]

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Meet the authors of 2nd Act Players’ Spring Festival 10-minute Plays

The winners of the 2nd Act Players spring new script competition, 2021 isn’t 2020, or is it? include award-winning playwrights, returning 2nd Act Players’ competition winners, and the first winner of a 2nd Act Players’ new script competition who resides outside the United States. Both Craig Gustafson and John Mabey had scripts performed by the […]

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2nd Act Players Announce Winners of 2021 Short-Script Competition

The 2nd Act Players have selected seven winning scripts for its spring 2021 production entitled 2021 isn’t 2020, or is it? The seven 10-minute plays examine the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on people’s lives. “These winners were selected from nearly 200 entries we received from playwrights around the globe,” explains 2nd Act Players’ […]

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2nd Act Players plan March online Fundraiser — Blingo for everyone

The Evanston 2nd Act Players plans a March online fundraiser entitled Broadway Blingo. Participants will play online bingo for jewelry prizes and hear about jewelry they can purchase, with a portion of proceeds being donated to the 2nd Act Players. “We’re adapting to life online during the pandemic,” says 2nd Act Players’ cofounder John N. […]

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2nd Act Players Receive nearly 200 entries for 2021 script competition

The Evanston 2nd Act Players received nearly 200 entries for its spring festival entitled 2021: It’s not 2020, or is it? Plays that look at people changing in a changing world. The entry deadline has now passed and no new entries are being accepted. Scripts are going through three rounds of judging before the winners […]

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2nd Act Players receive more than 100 entries for 2021 script competition

More than 100 entries have poured in for the 2nd Act Players’ 2021 Script Competition with two weeks to go until the final entry deadline. This makrs the fifth year the 2nd Act Players have put out a call for new scripts and will likely be the year that sets a record for most entries. […]

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2nd Act Players’ Cofounder named to Marquis’ Who’s Who

2nd Act Players Cofounder John N. Frank has been named a 2020 top executive by Marquis’ Who’s Who in recognition of his work in starting the 2nd Act Players, and in keeping the theater alive in these times of Covid-19 which has devastated the theater business. Frank’s long-time first career as a journalist also is […]

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2nd Act Players announce 2021 script competition

To clarify here, we’re looking for scripts that touch on the past year, so if you wrote something before 2020 and have not updated it, it likely will not be considered. Scripts should deal with issues of the past year — Covid, racial injustice, the election, etc. Thanks. The Evanston 2nd Act Players is announcing […]

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The Evanston 2nd Act Players stand with Northminster Presbyterian Church

The Evanston 2nd Act Players has been blessed with a theater home at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Northwest Evanston for the past four years. We have always found the members of the church to be open, inviting and progressive, showing concern for all those around them and throughout the area. So we were saddened in […]

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