60 is the New 40 Play Festival premiers in November

Join the 2nd Act Players this November for their fall 2020 online production, 60 is the New 40,eight short plays done over two weekends that look at non-stereotypical ways people arereinventing themselves in their Golden Years. The 10-minute plays run the gamut from funny to poignant but all should prompt audiences tothink about aging in […]

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2nd Act Players to stream socially relevant plays by Southside Chicago author

The 2nd Act Players will present its first online production the evenings of July 24th and 25th entitled More Rivers Will I to Cross — A look at twin pandemics – Racism & Covid-19. The streaming presentation will feature two short plays by Chicago playwright Andre Richardson Hogan II, Raisin Puffs and Line of Duties. […]

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2nd Act Players’ videos now on multiple sites, come watch

Old Ringers cast photo

Scenes from past plays performed by the 2nd Act Players are now viewable through links on two sites run by the League of Chicago Theatres and by a group called Arts for Illinois. The 2nd Act Players began posting clips from past shows in late March after having to cancel it’s upcoming May show because […]

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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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It’s #GivingTuesday, help us buy a new light board

Old Ringers cast photo

We need a new light board for our theater. The board controls all the lights during a show, so without a board, no lights. The old board, which was very, very old, literally burned up at our fall show. A lighting repair specialist said he’d never seen a board that old, it was older than […]

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Remaining Sunday shows sold out! A few Saturday tickets left for “Old Ringers”

The remaining Sunday performances of the 2nd Act Players’ production of Old Ringers are essentially sold out!! We may have a few tickets available on day-of-show for walk-ups but all advanced tickets have been sold. The remaining Saturday shows, Nov. 9 and Nov. 16, have a very few advance tickets left, click here to grab […]

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Audiences rave about ‘Old Ringers,’ shows selling out fast

Old Ringers cast photo

Opening weekend audiences are raving about the 2nd Act Players’ production of Joe Simonelli’s Old Ringers, a comedy about four older women trying phone sex. Asked to rate the performances on a scale of one to five stars, opening weekend audiences Nov. 2-3 gave the show an average of 4.3 stars, with 91% rating the […]

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