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Peter Nerad on acting

Peter Nerad, who is the Player in Boys in the Basement, became an actor after a career in ad copy writing. Acting out commercials for clients gave him the acting bug. His favorite role was in a recent short film, playing a character based on an actual 1960s record producer. Watch Peter discuss that role ...

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Bryan Jansyn on acting

Bryan Jansyn knew he wanted to be an actor when he was in his junior year of college. He had been studying film editing, but wasn't feeling the passion -- until a classmate asked him to be in their student film Watch Bryan talk more about his dream role and his favorite role to date ...

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Why Gina Palmer became an actor

Gina Palmer loves to play pretend, so it was only natural that she got into acting, says the actor who plays Sarah in the upcoming 2nd Act Players production of Boys in the Basement. Does Gina have a dream role she wants to play? Find out by watching her discuss acting and her feelings about ...

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How Chris Johnson got into acting

A search for his creative outlet led Chris Johnson into his acting career. Playing Sonny in New ear's Eve at grandma's House, the first play produced by the 2nd Act Players back in 2013, is Chris' favorite role to date. Watch him discuss what roles he'd love to play as his career advances. Simply click ...

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Who is Rookie in Boys in the Basement?

A guy who finds his life ripped away from him, that's how Brendan Butkus describes Rookie, the character he plays in Boys in the Basement, opening Nov. 6. Rookie ends up in an apartment building filled with divorced guys, not where he expected his life to go, Brendan explains. Watch and hear what else Brendan ...

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Who is Sarah in Boys in the Basement?

Boys in the Basement talks about divorce from the male perspective, but the Boys also have two women in their midst, Chrissy and Sarah. Sarah has also been divorced but not embittered as the boys are, says Gina Palmer who will be portraying Sarah in the 2nd Act Players' November production of Boys in the Basement. ...

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Who is the Player in Boys in the Basement?

Player is at the center of the dysfunctional men's club that is at the heart of the Boys in the Basement. Watch actor Peter Nerad, who will be portraying Player, talk about his character. Is Player a misogynist? Is Nerad? Watch his interview to find out. Click here to watch his interview now: Peter Nerad talks ...

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Whiz Kid — you’ll be rooting for him in Boys in the Basement

Bryan Jansyn will be playing Whiz Kid, a computer programming nerd and all-around shy guy, in this November's 2nd Act Players' production of Boys in the Basement. Whiz Kid is hopelessly smitten with Chrissy, but doesn't know how to approach her. Come see him get some bad advice on that from the other Boys in the ...

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Who is Lawyer in Boys in the Basement?

A man who substitutes sex for love, that's Lawyer, according to actor and playwright John N. Frank who will be playing lawyer in the 2nd Act Players' November performances of Boys in the Basement. Watch John discuss how he's drawing on his "wondering in the desert years" to craft his Lawyer character. John Frank on ...

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Who is Chrissy in Boys in the Basement?

Just the dumb blond? No way, no how. Chrissy is a character the audience will relate to in Boys in the Basement, says Bailey Lawrence, who will be playing the role in the November performances of Boys in the Basement. Watch Bailey discuss what she will be drawing on from her own life, including experiences with a Boys ...