Entertainment for tough times — check the 2nd Act Players New Video Vault

Theaters around the country, indeed around the world, have shut down because of the pandemic sweeping the globe. At the 2nd Act Players, we have postponed our planned May showcase of 10-minute plays until November. But people need entertainment in these dark days of being stuck at home and fearing any trip outside could make […]

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2nd Act Players postpones spring show, “60 is the new 40,” to fall

The Evanston 2nd Act Players is postponing until November its previously scheduled spring showcase of nine short plays under the theme 60 is the new 40 . The showcase was scheduled to run from May 2-24 with rehearsals starting next week. “The health and well-being of our cast, crew and audience is paramount to us. […]

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Winners announced for “60 is the new 40” Play Festival

Plays running the gamut from science fiction to a superhero saga to people revealing long-held secrets are among the nine winning scripts selected for the 2nd Act Players’ 60 is the New 40 Short-Play Festival. All feature main characters who are redefining themselves in their senior years. Characters range from a gay concert pianist to […]

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Auditions set Feb. 22 for 60 is the new 40 Short-play Festival

Old Ringers cast photo

Auditions will be held Saturday, Feb.22 for the 2nd Act Players’ spring production,  the 60 is the new 40 short-play festival, featuring winning scripts from our annual new script competition. The winning scripts, which will be announced shortly, celebrate the ways those 60 and older today are redefining what it means to be a senior […]

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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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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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