Category: 2nd Act Players

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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 ...

Come to the 2017 Girl on Fire Women’s Expo, stop by our table

An exciting event is only a week away here in our home town of Evanston and the 2nd Act Players is thrilled to be a part of it. It's the 2017 Girl on Fire Women's Expo. The theme of this year's event is Living an Impactful Life. Given recent headlines, what better time for women ...

Ryan Hall talks about his acting career

  Ryan Hall will portray Frankie in Moving Boxes, the world premiere play being presented by the 2nd Act Players Nov. 4-19. Frankie is trying to reconnect with his mother, Faye, after many years of living apart. Frankie left home to attend college, and to find himself outside his mother's shadow. But now, shortly after ...