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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2015 in review

Thanks to all our patrons, audience members and amazing actors and crew. And remember it’s not too late to make a donation you can take as a 2015 charitabke deduction. The WordPress.com stats helper prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This […]

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Luxury Living for Christmas? Consider E2 apartments in Evanston

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. A 24/7 sports court for basketball, volleyball and indoor soccer? Check. A party room for fun along with a conference room and PC- and Apple-equipped business center for business needs? […]

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8 reasons to See Boys in the Basement

Here are eight great reasons to see Boys in the Basement this Friday, Saturday or Sunday or next weekend, Nov. 13-15 — our cast and director Mary Reynard. Reynard is a veteran of the Chicago stage and says she honestly has not seen this story told before, how often can you see an original idea […]

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Inside a Boys in the Basement rehearsal

A play cannot happen without weeks and weeks of rehearsals. Boys in the Basement, which opens this Friday, began rehearsals in early September. Cast and crew have been gathering twice  a week ever since for rehearsals. In this final week before opening night, rehearsals are occurring every night. What goes on at these?

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Top 5 reasons to buy Boys in the Basement tickets this weekend!

Opening night for the 2nd Act Players’ latest production, the dramatic look at divorce and the power of true love entitled Boys in the Basement, opens FRIDAY, NOV. 6, only a few short days away. Here are the Top 5 reasons to buy your tickets for one of our six performances before this weekend is […]

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The economics of divorce & Boys in the Basement

Boys in the Basement takes an unapologetic look at divorce from a man’s perspective. We’ve been bringing you infograhics this week that look at the carnage that comes from divorce. Today’s examines the economics of marriage and divorce. It touches on the fact that children in middle-income households are less likely to have married parents […]

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Sponsors are flocking to the 2nd Act Players — join them today!

The 2nd Act Players have been deeply gratified and humbled by the response of their local business community  in terms of businesses stepping forward as  sponsors of our 2015-2016 season. Our sponsor list is growing daily and now includes: First Bank & Trust Duxler Complete Auto Car Dave’s Italian Kitchen Magnetik Technology Wells Fargo Advisors Whole […]

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