All posts by John N. Frank

Becca Russo, Julie Mitre and Christine O'Keef star in The Last Days of Wonder.

Enter the 2nd Act Players’ 2017 Short-Script competition today!

The 2nd Act Players invites aspiring playwrights to enter its 2017 short-script competition. Six winning scripts will receive staged readings by the 2nd Act Players in September. “We had such a great response to our script contest last year, we had to do it again, but in a bigger way” says 2nd Act Founder and ...

2nd Act Players Announce New Play, Script Contest for all-new 2017 Season

The 2nd Act Players will be featuring seven new works for the stage in their 2017 season. In September, they will host a weekend of staged readings of six new short plays by local authors, followed in November by the new two-act play, Moving Mother to Chicago, the joys and trials of caring for an ...

Becca Russo, Julie Mitre and Christine O'Keef star in The Last Days of Wonder.

Tell us what you’d like to see next at the 2nd Act Players

The 2nd Act Players is in the midst of planning its 2017 season and we want to hear from you! What type of plays would you like to see us performing at our theater in Northminster Church, Evanston? We've already asked people who have come to our past five years of plays, but we want ...

Top 5 Ways to Show your Love for 2nd Act Players

Did you miss the 2nd Act Players' first-ever One-Act Play Festival? We missed you too, but you can still show your support for the 2nd Act Players and for local theater. We love all of you who have come to our shows the past five years and also supported us with contributions, charity auction purchases ...

Curtain, Lights, This is It — the Final Performance of Two Amazing 2nd Act Players’ Plays

The final performance of the 2nd Act Player's One-Act Play Festival is today, Sunday, March 26 at 3:30 in our theater at Northminster Church, Evanston. So you still have a chance to see the shows audience members have been raving about. Come and enjoy, buy your tickets by simply clicking here. Here's a sampling of ...

Becca Russo, Julie Mitre and Christine O'Keef star in The Last Days of Wonder.

Final musings from the director of “The Last Days of Wonder”

A creative process that began for me more than a year ago is coming to an end this weekend, so allow an old man some musing time about what an amazing journey it's been. What I'm talking about is the conclusion of the 2nd Act Players' One-Act Play Festival this weekend, March 24-26. There are ...

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The Final Weekend — Come See What Audiences Are Raving About!!!

The 2nd Act Players' One-Act Play Festival has only THREE MORE PERFORMANCES this weekend, March 24-26. You still have time to come and see two one-act plays that audiences have been raving about. "Great, true to life and true about marriage, siblings and the death of a parent" wrote one audience member who attended a ...

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Opening Night Audience Raves about One-Act Play Festival

The opening night audience for the 2nd Act Players' One-Act Play Festival raved about the performances they saw Saturday, March 11, with 100% of those who filled out evaluation forms saying they would recommend the festival to a friend. All the respondents rated the performances as either excellent or good with none rating it fair ...

Show Time! Our One-Act Play Festival Opens Tonight!!!!

The 2nd Act Players' One-Act Play Festival opens tonight, Saturday, March 11, and it's not too late to buy your tickets for one fo eight scheduled performances running weekends through March 26. What you will see is two one-act plays performed each evening of the festival. Click here to buy your tickets and avoid long ...

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