Cast announced for 2nd Act Players’ November production of “Old Ringers”

Four veterans of past 2nd Act Players’ shows will be joining three new faces in the cast of the theater’s November production of Joe Simonelli’s Old Ringers. The comedy follows the misadventures of four senior women who turn to phone sex to help pay their mounting financial obligations. Julie Mitre, who has been in four […]

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2nd Act Players’ alum shine on Chicago-area stages this summer

The 2nd Act Players prides itself on finding outstanding talent for the stage — actors, playwrights and directors. As a tiny theater, we know we are a first step for those talents to show their abilities and go on to bigger and better things. So we’re always excited to see that happening — and its […]

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Cast announcements coming soon for “Old Ringers”

Cast announcements will be coming shortly for the 2nd Act Players’ upcoming production of Joe Simonelli’s Old Ringers, a humrous look at how four senior citizens find a unique way to earn some extra cash. “We’ve always looked for plays that deal wtih 2nd Acts in people’s lives. Old Ringers looks at a very funny […]

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Auditions July 20th for our fall show, “Old Ringers”

The 2nd Act Players will be holding auditions Saturday, July 20th for its fall production of Joe Simonelli’s Old Ringers, a humorous look at coping with the financial strains that come up in our senior years. Auditions will take place from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2515 Central Park Avenue, Evanston, […]

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Director hired for 2nd Act Players’ fall show, “Old Ringers”

Mitchell Ward will be directing the 2nd Act Players’ fall production of Joe Simonelli’s Old Ringers, a humorous look at how four retired women find an unexpected way to make ends meet as they cope with their limited financial resources. Ward has extensive directing experience and, also served as the stage manager of the 2nd […]

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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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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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