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2nd Act Players’ #MeToo Play Festival cast announced

Six cast members have been selected from more than 50 who expressed interest in auditioning for the 2nd Act Players' #MeToo Play Festival. The festival, which takes place May 19-20 and May 26-27 at Northminster Church in Evanston, will present six 10-minute plays that focus on issues raised by the #MeToo movement. Tickets are on ...

Miss our deadline? We’re extending it

The deadline for entering the 2nd Act Players #MeTooPlayFestival was yesterday, March 15, but with St. Patrick's Day almost upon us, we're feeling a wee bit generous and so are extending the deadline until noon central time, Sunday, March 18. That should give you time for St. Patrick Day revelry (the holiday is bigger than ...

Meet Barbara Blumenthal & come see her play Spark Sept. 23-24

Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich's play, Spark, begins as Joan’s 25-year marriage with Steve has imploded and the day has arrived for her to move out. To find out more about it, come to the 2nd Act Players' 2017 New Playwrights' Showcase Sept. 23-24. Barbara's play is one of seven chosen for staged readings at our showcase this year. ...

Peter Nerad, as The Player in "Boys in the Basement" contemplates a fine bottle of beer.

A 2nd Act Players’ spotlight on — Peter Nerad

Peter Nerad portrayed a character who was one of my favorites to write, The Player in our 2015 production of Boys in the Basement. Player was the leader of the boys, regaling them nightly with stories of his female conquests. The Player had no shame, and no limits. Aren't there times we've all wished we ...

Jean Waller as Kathy O"Malley in "The Institute."

A 2nd Act Players’ spotlight on — Jean Waller

Jean Waller had the challenge in the 2nd Act Players' 2016 production of The Institute of playing the same character, Kathy O'Malley, at two different points in her life, when she was in high school, and in the present day.And she did it masterfully. Today, "The next show I am in is London Assurance, by Irish ...

Becca Russo, Julie Mitre and Christine O'Keef star in The Last Days of Wonder.

Here’s a sneak peek at Last Days of Wonder

The 2nd Act Players will be performing two  dynamic new one-act plays at its One-Act Play Festival March 11-26. The first will be Last Days of Wonder, a look at the challenges faced by an ailing mother and her two adult daughters. Sensible, organized daughter Sue has flown into town to see her sick mother, unaware ...

Audition for our One-Act Play Festival this Saturday!

The 2nd Act Players will be holding auditions this Saturday, dEc. 3, from 9:30 to 5 p.m. for our One-Act Play Festival which will be staged in March. We're looking for men and women of varying ages to fill these eight roles. Details are below, se you Saturday! Auditions for its One-Act Play Festival Category   ...

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Enter the 2nd Act Players’ one-act script competition

The 2nd Act Players is launching a one-act script competition to give aspiring playwrights a way to see their works performed. Click here for all the details and enter today. Two winning scripts will be performed by the 2nd Act Players in early 2017. "A script competition fits perfectly with our mission to showcase emerging ...

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E2 is supporting our production of Remembrance, check it out

The E2 Apartments in downtown Evanston check off all the boxes, and then some, that any luxury renter could have on their apartment wish list. And E2 is a major sponsor of the 2nd Act Players, look for its ad on the back page of our show program for ArLynn Leiber Pressser's Remembrance, Jan. 29-31. ...

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2016 — Remembrance, and a lot more

You can help us achieve our goals for the year by becoming a supporter of the 2nd Act Players.