Meet Kathy Ann of “Old Ringers”

Sandy Gulliver will be portraying Kathy Ann is the 2nd Act Players’ fall show, Old Ringers. Her character is perhaps the most naive among the group of four women the play deals with. But the old saying “Still waters run deep” could come into play for here before the story ends. Here, Gulliver talks about […]

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Meet Diane, the ring-leader in “Old Ringers”

Julie Mitre will be returning to the 2nd Act Players’ stage this fall to play Diane, the ring-leader of a group of friends hoping to score some much-needed cash, in Old Ringers. The play marks the fifth time Julie will be starring in a 2nd Act Players production. She last year played Momma in New […]

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Who Will You Meet at Grandma’s House? Meet Momma

The family matriarch, momma (Julie Mitre) has been slowed by strokes and cataracts from the days when she led her church rosary society in a wide range of church activities. She’s raised eight children through some of the most difficult times in U.S. history but as the party begins in New Year’s Eve at Grandma’s […]

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Watch Matt Lloyd discuss his characters in The Institute

Matt Lloyd has the interesting acting challenge of playing two major characters in The Institute, Frankie and Sgt. Major Marny. Frankie is a student hoping The Institute will lift him out of the ghetto where he grew up and set him on the path to a better life. He brings an enthusiasm to everything he […]

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Watch Scott Stockwell discuss his Institute character Shamus O’Malley

Shamus O’Malley comes from a  family with a long history of supporting the military program at The Institute, but the war is changing so many things, including that. Watch and listen to Scott Stockwell discuss Shamus, whom he plays in the 2nd Act Players world premiere of The Institute, Coming of Age during the Vietnam […]

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Watch Chris Johnson discuss his Institute character, Danny Smith

Come see Chris Johnson as Landlord in Boys in the Basement.

Danny Smith is an empathetic, caring student at the Institute, says Chris Johnson who portrays Danny in the 2nd Act Players world premiere of The Institute, Coming of Age during the Vietnam War. Danny’s views on the Vietnam War present an acting challenge for Chris, who says he’s instinct is to do the opposite of […]

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Watch Julie Mitre discuss her Institute character, Mrs. O’Malley

Mrs. O’Malley is a woman with a fierce love for her four sons who would do anything to protect them, even try to upend 100 years of tradition at The Institute. Mrs. O’Malley is the head of the Mothers’ Club at The Institute. A group known primarily for its fund-raising prowess, the club is turning […]

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Meet the Men of The Institute — Patrick Brennan

Patrick Brennan starts at the The Institute with a secret that weighs heavily on him and which propels him to succeed in spite of it. He is the most serious-minded of all his friends at The Institute, and the most questioning. While others joke and act immature, he acts old beyond his young years. Come see […]

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Meet the Men of The Institute — Danny Smith

Danny Smith is the most happy-go-lucky member of the band of brothers you’ll meet at The Institute. The smartest kid at his suburban grade school, he finds himself looking up at many classmates much smarter than he is. Keeping up with classes and all the academic and other challenges The Institute throws his way is tough, […]

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