Category: 2nd Act Players

Why 2nd Act Players is hosting a #MeTooPlayFestival

The 2nd Act Players has held two script competitions in the past year and this year wanted to have a new competition with a theme that was extremely topical and focused on social change. Enter our #MeTooPlayFestival this May. Here's why we're doing it and why we invite all Chicago-area playwrights to enter. The mission ...

Northminster Church continues as home for 2nd Act Players

Northminster Presbyterian Church in Evanston has agreed to allow the 2nd Act Players to produce its new season in the church theater, marking the third year the 2nd Act Players will be staging plays at the church in northwest Evanston. "We are so thrilled to call Northminster home for our 2018 season," says 2nd Act ...

Come see why Saturday is a sellout

Audiences are raving about this story of a mother and son trying to reconnect while a granddaughter discovers the meaning of family.

Watch Julia Mitre talk about her character in “Moving Boxes”

Julie Mitre plays Faye, the family matriarch in Moving Boxes who is on stage almost every scene of the two-act play. It's a major acting challenge, but one Julie, who has been in two other 2nd Act Players production, is more than up for. A unique woman, Faye also represents everyone who finds themselves aging ...

Watch Ryan Hall talk about Frankie, his “Moving Boxes” character

How does a man who feels he has never lived up to his mother's expectations become his own man? And what happens when, after many years apart, he is again living near that very demanding mother? Ryan Hall portrays Frankie, a character wrestling with those challenges in Moving Boxes which premieres on the 2nd Act ...

Meet Hannah Goodman, then come see her in “Moving Boxes”

Hannah Goodman will portray Julia in the 2nd Act Players premiere of Moving Boxes Nov. 4-19. Julia is a high school student, as is Hannah at Evanston Township High School. While the youngest member of the cast, Hannah has been acting for years, having studied at the Piven Theatre Workshop and acted with the Mudlark ...

Meet Emily Eaton, then come see her in “Moving Boxes”

Emily Eaton will portray Sarah in the 2nd Act Players production of Moving Boxes Nov. 4-19. Sarah is perhaps the most enigmatic character in the world premiere drama, presenting a solid acting challenge for Emily but she is more than up to the task. To see Emily and the rest of the cast, simply click ...

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Julie Mitre returns to the 2nd Act stage in Moving Boxes

Julie Mitre will be making her third appearance on the 2nd Act Players stage in the past two years when she portrays Faye in Moving Boxes this Nov. 4-19. She debuted with us last November as Mrs. O'Malley in The Institute, coming of age during the Vietnam War and then followed that up with her ...

Come see Manny Schenk in “Moving Boxes”

Manny Schenk portrays Jim in Moving Boxes, the world premiere play that 2nd Act Players' will be producing Nov. 4-19. Manny has been acting since 1979 and currently is the treasurer of the James Downing Theater in Chicago's Edison Park neighbor where he has acted extensively as well. His Moving Boxes' character Jim is a ...