Category: development

Happy New Year from the 2nd Act Players

The 2nd Act Players had an amazing year in 2017; our warmest thanks to all of you who made it possible. We featured 16 actors and three directors in nine works for the stage, ranging from our  staged readings of six new 10-minute plays to our one-act festival with two plays  and our fall production ...

Here’s what the 2nd Act Players gave you in 2017…your turn now

Ticket sale proceeds alone did not cover the cost of any of our productions. Indeed we would be ending this year thousands of dollars in the red if not for our sponsors and our wonderful donors.

Support the 2nd Act Players with a charity auction donation!!!

We're in the midst of again soliciting donations for our Fall 2017 Charity Auction which will take place during our November performances. Show your support for the local arts scene by simply filling out the form below.

Donate your gently used treasures to the 2nd Act Players’ yard sale

Spring cleaning is an annual ritual in our house, and one we've turned into a great fund-raising opportunity for our 2nd Act Players. If you;re in the midst of cleaning out your closets as well, here's a perfect opportunity to donate your gently used treasures to the 2nd Act Players Annual Yard Sale which will ...

Becca Russo, Julie Mitre and Christine O'Keef star in The Last Days of Wonder.

Tell us what you’d like to see next at the 2nd Act Players

The 2nd Act Players is in the midst of planning its 2017 season and we want to hear from you! What type of plays would you like to see us performing at our theater in Northminster Church, Evanston? We've already asked people who have come to our past five years of plays, but we want ...

Top 5 Ways to Show your Love for 2nd Act Players

Did you miss the 2nd Act Players' first-ever One-Act Play Festival? We missed you too, but you can still show your support for the 2nd Act Players and for local theater. We love all of you who have come to our shows the past five years and also supported us with contributions, charity auction purchases ...

Deal with snoring and help the 2nd Act Players at the same time

Every time someone downloads it from the link on our site, the 2nd Act Players receive a small stipend from Snore Report. So it costs you nothing but helps you, your partner and the 2nd Act Players! Please download it today and let us know what you think of it.

2nd Act Players hits the bullseye with a Target affiliation

The 2nd Act Players started 2017 with a new website, now we have a new partner to announce as well -- giant retailer Target. Look on the right side of our site and you'll see graphics you can click to get a Target credit card, set up a Target bridal registry or a Target college dorm ...

The first play in our new home will be the drama, The Institute.

The 2nd Act Players are feeling the Christmas spirit

The 2nd Act Players spend a good deal of time asking you, our audience and donors, to help us out by donating and/or buying tickets to our shows. But we also strive to give back to our communities. 2nd Act co-founder John N. Frank recently joined members of the congregation at Northminster Presbyterian Church in ...

Support the 2nd Act Players on Small Business Saturday

This Saturday is a day when Americans go out shopping to support their local small businesses. You won't find many businesses smaller than the 2nd Act Players in Evanston so we ask for your support this Small Business Saturday. Buy your tickets now for our One-Act Play Festival this coming March!!!! We'll be staging two one-act ...