Audiences continue to rave about the Women’s Empowerment Play Festival; Come See Why, Only One Weekend Left

Audiences at the 2nd Act Players theater in Northwest Evanston  are loving our Women’s Empowerment Play Festival— telling us so in audience feedback forms we ask everyone to fill out after our shows. Comments from subsequent performances echoed those from opening night. A sampling: THOUGHT-PROVOKING, TALENTED CAST EXCELLENT WRITING AND DIRECTING, AND ACTING IT WAS […]

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Yes, we are worth your time; you will enjoy yourselves at the 2nd Act Players

The 2nd Act Players’ Women’s Empowerment One-Act Play Festival is less than two weeks away and we’re wondering, as always, who will buy tickets to come see our shows. We’re already hearing from people who have a million reasons why they can’t come and we know that, deep down, they’re really asking themselves if it’s […]

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Tickets now on sale for the 2019 Women’s Empowerment One-Act Play Festival

Tickets are now available for the 2nd act Players’ 2019 Women’s Empowerment One-Act Play Festival which will run weekends from May 11 through May 26. The festival features two plays that look at female characters rising above adversity and stereotypes. Intentions follows main character Katherine on her road to recovery from a massive past trauma, The […]

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Meet the Cast for the 2019 Women’s Empowerment Festival

The Evanston 2nd Act Players will be featuring two veteran 2nd Act Players and four newcomers in the cast of its Women’s Empowerment One-Act Play Festival this May 11-26. The festival will feature two plays telling the stories of heroic women. Shannon Leigh Webber The cast for Intentions by Jerome Jagielski will feature Shannon Leigh […]

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Winning script selected for Women’s Empowerment Play Festival

Intentions, a one-act play that follows main character Katherine on her road to recovery from a massive past trauma, is the winner of the 2nd Act Players’ 2019 One-Act Play Script Competition. Jerome Jagielski of Fontana, Wi., is the winning author of Intentions. Intentions will be produced by the 2nd Act Players this May as […]

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Thank you New York

The Institute played to two standing-room only crowds at Xavier High School in New York Jan. 25-26. “We were adding chairs each night. Our veteran cast gave performances people will be talking about for a long time,” says 2nd Act Co-founder and the play’s director and author John N. Frank. Frank wrote the play in […]

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Shop Amazon this holiday season, help the 2nd Act Players

Black Friday marks the start of the holiday shopping season. If you’re planning to shop at Amazon, do it through this link to Amazon Smile where a percentage of every purchase will be donated to the 2nd Act Players! It’s a simple and painless way to support local theater, really. Nothing could be simpler and […]

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Your last chance to see ‘New Year’s Eve at Grandma’s House’

This weekend will be the final two performances of New Year’s Eve at Grandma’s House by the 2nd Act Players at Northminster Church, Evanston. Audiences so far have loved it, with 85% saying they’d recommend it to a friend. We’re hoping to see some of those friends at this weekends shows, Saturday at 7 and […]

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