2nd Act Players Video Vault views top 1,000 in first 8 days

Entertainment-starved Americans are flocking to the 2nd Act Players’ Video Vault where they can watch clips from past 2nd Act Players productions. Clips in the vault, which also are available on the 2nd Act Players’ Facebook page and YouTube channel, have been viewed by more than 1,000 since the first one was posted on Facebook […]

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Veteran playwrights will judge “60 is the new 40” script entries

Several past winners of 2nd Act Players’ new script competitions will be among the first-round judges of scripts entered in this year’s new script competition with the theme “60 is the new 40.” Among the judges will be: Jerome Jagielski, whose play Intentions was performed in 2019 as part of the 2nd Act Players Women’s […]

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2nd Act Players website sees record visitor count in 2019

Old Ringers cast photo

More people visited the 2nd Act Players’ website in 2019 than in any previous year since the site was launched six years ago. The record annual visitor count, 4,634, came in a year when 2nd Act Players productions played to sold out crowds in New York as well as in its hometown of Evanston. “We […]

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Deadline for “60, the new 40?” script competition changed to Jan. 8

Entries have been flooding in for the 2nd Act Players’ 2020 script writing competition on the theme “60, the new 40?” and so the entry deadline has been changed to January 8, announced 2nd Act Players Cofounder John N. Frank. “We’ve received more than 80 entries so far, the response has been amazing. We really […]

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Enter our 2020 Short-Script Competition — 60 is the new 40?

Playwrights — enter our 2020 Short-Script Competition which we’re calling 60 is the new 40? Baby boomers have changed and redefined every phase of life they’ve passed through and they’re doing it again with old age. With more and more of them crossing the “senior” threshold every day, they’re often taking a different approach to […]

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It’s #GivingTuesday, help us buy a new light board

Old Ringers cast photo

We need a new light board for our theater. The board controls all the lights during a show, so without a board, no lights. The old board, which was very, very old, literally burned up at our fall show. A lighting repair specialist said he’d never seen a board that old, it was older than […]

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“Old Ringers’ Tickets are going fast, buy yours today!

The Sunday, Nov. 17 show is sold out!!! Opening Night Nov. 2 is 66% sold out Snag one of the remaining tickets today Tickets available for Nov. 2-16 shows Our ticket site has been flooded with buy orders for tickets to see Joe Simonelli’s Old Ringers Nov. 2-17. We’ve added a few seats to accommodate […]

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Pick John’s underwear for “Old Ringers”

Yes, the rumors are true, 2nd Act Players’ Cofounder John N. Frank will have two scenes in his underwear during this November’s performances of Old Ringers. “The playwright’s original stage directions have Harry wearing a Speedo, we’re not going there,” says Frank. “Men in their 60s pretty much should never go there. But Harry is […]

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Meet Harry of Old Ringers

John N. Frank is returning to the 2nd Act Players stage for the first time since 2016 as he takes on the role of Harry in Old Ringers. “Harry and I are a lot alike, which is making this role so much fun for me,” says Frank, who is a cofounder of the 2nd Act […]

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