Category: The Cast


Meet the Casts for the 2nd Act Players’ One-Act Play Festival

The 2nd Act Players has once again assembled dynamic casts for the two plays it will be staging as part of its first-ever One-Act Play Festival March 11-26.


The acting challenges you’ll see mastered in The Institute

"We have never challenged a cast in a 2nd Act Players production to show their acting chops like we do with this script," says 2nd Act Creative Director John N. Frank. He should know, he's acting in this one himself!


Meet key characters from The Institute — Miss Salvati

Tickets for The Institute, which will be running weekends from Oct. 21 through Nov. 13 are available at


Meet our All-Star Cast, Director for: The Institute, Coming of Age during the Vietnam War

  The 2nd Act Players is pleased to announce both a cast of highly talented Chicago theater veterans and a dynamic, new director for its fall production of the original two-act drama, The Institute, Coming of Age during the Vietnam War. “Each year since our beginning in 2013, we have sought to broaden our talent ...


Audition for The Institute June 25

Auditions will be held for The Institute June 25 at the 2nd Act Players theater in Northminster Church, Evanston. We are seeking older actors, 50-68, male and female, to play men and their wives at a 45-year high school reunion. Each actor will play three roles in the play, which sees them flashing back to ...


Remembrance — a photo review

The stage lights have come down on the limited engagement performances of ArLynn Leiber Presser's Remembrance in  Evanston, co-produced by the 2nd Act Players. Those of you who missed it missed some amazing theater. These pictures will give you just a small taste of the excitement.


Come see Mark Newton Sunday in Remembrance

Mark Newton will be taking on the role of General Seneca Paris today, Sunday, in the final performance of a limited run for ArLynn Leiber Presser's Remembrance. The show will begin at 3:30 at the Noes Cultural Arts center, Evanston. Tickets are still available, simply click here to buy yours. Todd Parkhurst, who has starred ...