Here’s the Top Five Reasons to see “Old Ringers”

Rehearsals are underway for the 2nd Act Players’ fall show Old Ringers, book your tickets now and beat the rush. This play represents a number of 2nd Act Players’ firsts: First comedy the 2nd Act Players have ever done. Now, more than ever, we all need a good laugh, or two, or a dozen! This […]

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Tickets now on Sale for “Old Ringers”

Tickets are now on sale for the 2nd Act Players fall production of Old Ringers with performances weekends from Nov. 2 through Nov. 17.. Simply click here to get your today. Joe Simonelli’s Old Ringers is a bawdy adult comedy about four retired women who stumble into phone sex as a way to cope with […]

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2nd Act Players turn back time at Evanston History Center gala

When the Evanston History Center put out a call for actors to help it recreate a 1920s speakeasy for its recent gala, the 2nd Act Players stepped up and made it happen. 2nd Act Cofounder John N. Frank and Carolyn Calzavara took on the roles of club won Spats McGurk and his moll Toots Rollins, […]

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Cast announced for 2nd Act Players’ November production of “Old Ringers”

Four veterans of past 2nd Act Players’ shows will be joining three new faces in the cast of the theater’s November production of Joe Simonelli’s Old Ringers. The comedy follows the misadventures of four senior women who turn to phone sex to help pay their mounting financial obligations. Julie Mitre, who has been in four […]

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2nd Act Players’ alum shine on Chicago-area stages this summer

The 2nd Act Players prides itself on finding outstanding talent for the stage — actors, playwrights and directors. As a tiny theater, we know we are a first step for those talents to show their abilities and go on to bigger and better things. So we’re always excited to see that happening — and its […]

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Cast announcements coming soon for “Old Ringers”

Cast announcements will be coming shortly for the 2nd Act Players’ upcoming production of Joe Simonelli’s Old Ringers, a humrous look at how four senior citizens find a unique way to earn some extra cash. “We’ve always looked for plays that deal wtih 2nd Acts in people’s lives. Old Ringers looks at a very funny […]

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Shop Amazon Prime Day deals, Help the 2nd Act Players

Amazon is kicking off its annual Prime Day deals Monday, July 15 with a wide range of deals. If you’re an Amazon shopper, or even if you;re not, you’re likely drooling already. So enjoy the shopping, but do it on this link, the Amazon Smile site where every purchase you make donates money to the […]

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Auditions July 20th for our fall show, “Old Ringers”

The 2nd Act Players will be holding auditions Saturday, July 20th for its fall production of Joe Simonelli’s Old Ringers, a humorous look at coping with the financial strains that come up in our senior years. Auditions will take place from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2515 Central Park Avenue, Evanston, […]

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Director hired for 2nd Act Players’ fall show, “Old Ringers”

Mitchell Ward will be directing the 2nd Act Players’ fall production of Joe Simonelli’s Old Ringers, a humorous look at how four retired women find an unexpected way to make ends meet as they cope with their limited financial resources. Ward has extensive directing experience and, also served as the stage manager of the 2nd […]

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