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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Audiences continue to rave about the Women’s Empowerment Play Festival; Come See Why, Only One Weekend Left

Audiences at the 2nd Act Players theater in Northwest Evanston  are loving our Women’s Empowerment Play Festival— telling us so in audience feedback forms we ask everyone to fill out after our shows. Comments from subsequent performances echoed those from opening night. A sampling: THOUGHT-PROVOKING, TALENTED CAST EXCELLENT WRITING AND DIRECTING, AND ACTING IT WAS […]

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Opening Night audience praises actors in Women’s Empowerment Play Festival

Come see what opening night audiences are talking about when they say: “EXCITING, ENTERTAINING.”‘ ‘YOU WILL SEE TWO ORIGINAL PLAYS WITH ORIGINAL IDEAS.” “PROFESSIONAL ACTING.” “THE ACTORS WERE SUPERB.” “IT WAS PROFESSIONAL AND STIMULATING. GREAT ENTERTAINMENT!’ ALL OF THE LADIES WERE FANTASTIC!!! SOME REALLY GOOD TALENT IN THIS PRODUCTION. VERY NATURAL AND NOT “ACTOR-Y”. THE […]

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Experts to discuss Women’s Empowerment plays following May 19th show

A panel that includes sexual abuse counselors, ministers, and an award-winning playwright, will gather after the May 19 Sunday matinée of the 2nd Act Players’ Women’s Empowerment Festival to discuss issues raised by the two one-act plays that are being performed in the festival. “We always see our shows as starting discussions on key social […]

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Yes, we are worth your time; you will enjoy yourselves at the 2nd Act Players

The 2nd Act Players’ Women’s Empowerment One-Act Play Festival is less than two weeks away and we’re wondering, as always, who will buy tickets to come see our shows. We’re already hearing from people who have a million reasons why they can’t come and we know that, deep down, they’re really asking themselves if it’s […]

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