Make a donation, get a 2nd Act Players’ shirt

We’ve told you how you could support Chicago actors by buying a T-shirt, now here’s a way to support the 2nd Act Players by buying a special limited-edition 2nd Act Players’ shirt for only $20! We get $10 for every shirt sold between now and June 15, so hurry, click here to order yours today. […]

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See 2nd Act Players’ Ryan Hall act with Annie Potts, Amy Brenneman and many more stars, Sunday, May 24

See veteran 2nd Act Players’ alum Ryan Hall acting this Sunday in a nationally streamed production of the classic play Our Town with such Hollywood notables as Annie Potts (Ghostbusters), Amy Brenneman (NYPD Blue) and many more. Watchable on Youtube, the performance will benefit the Frostig Center in Pasadena, Calif., which works with disabled children. […]

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Still time to buy a shirt, help an actor, #CHICAGOACTSTOGETHER

We told you earlier this month about a great effort by 100 Chicago-area theaters to raise money for out-of-work actors and other theater professionals. The campaign, #CHICAGOACTSTOGETHER, was selling shirts with the names of all the supporting theaters, including the 2nd Act Players, on the back. If you bought a shirt, or two or three, […]

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First Northern Credit Union’s open during the pandemic

2nd Act Players’ 2019 sponsor First Northern Credit Union, which has an office in downtown Evanston, is open for business during these difficult times. ” Yes, we are open and continue to serve those members that need to visit us in the branch though we strongly encourage use of remote channels like online and mobile […]

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Buy a shirt, help an actor, #chicagoactstogether

Chicago-area theaters have been dark for weeks now and when they will reopen is anyone’s guess. When audiences will feel comfortable coming to see theater again is another open question. All that uncertainty has meant no work, and no income, for Chicago actors, directors, crews and other theater professionals. To help our dear theater friends, […]

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2nd Act Players’ videos now on multiple sites, come watch

Old Ringers cast photo

Scenes from past plays performed by the 2nd Act Players are now viewable through links on two sites run by the League of Chicago Theatres and by a group called Arts for Illinois. The 2nd Act Players began posting clips from past shows in late March after having to cancel it’s upcoming May show because […]

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Please share your thoughts with us

Pundits are speculating how people will behave once the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic has past and we can leave our homes again. Will people be hungry for public entertainment events such as live theater, movies, concerts and sporting events? Or will they be reluctant to gather in large groups for weeks, months or even […]

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