In the Media

The 2nd Act Players is getting attention in both the mainstream and online media. Here’s just a sampling of stories about us:


2nd Act Players to Present ‘Old Ringers’
Evanston Roundtable
August 21, 2019

Cast announced for 2nd Act Players’ OLD RINGERS
The Hawk Chicago
August 21, 2019

2nd Act Players’ Women’s Empowerment Play Festival
Evanston Patch
May 5, 2019

2nd Act Players’ Women’s Empowerment Play Festival
Evanston Now
April 25, 2019

The Institute Coming to Xavier
Xavier Alumninews
January 2019

Two Weeks Until The Institute
Xavier Alumninews
January 2019


Local theater company features #MeToo stories in annual play festival
Daily Northwestern
May 16, 2018

2nd Act Players to Host #MeToo Play Festival
Evanston Roundtable
May 16, 2018

Evanston Theater Company Hosts #MeToo Play Festival
Evanston Patch
May 17, 2018

Suburban theater hosts #MeToo play festival
Daily Herald
May 17, 2018

Evanston Live TV interviews Aayisha Ruby Humphrey
May 17, 2018

#MeToo Play festival producers on Playtime, WCGO radio
May 20,2018


2nd Act Players feature ETHS junior in world premiere play
October 7, 2017

Evanston’s 2nd Act Players to feature 7 new plays, Sept. 23-24
Sept. 8, 2017

Meet John Frank of 2nd Act Players in Evanston
July 18, 2017

Second Act
Evanston Magazine
July 31, 2017

Two New Plays for 2nd Act Players
Evanston Roundtable
March 9, 2017

Trending — John N. Frank
Evanston Magazine
March 2017

Evanston Library Readers Series profiles 2nd Act cofounder John N. Frank. 
March 6, 2017


The Institute’ Reminds Us to Come Together Despite Adversity
Loyola Phoenix, Nov. 3, 2016

‘The Institute’ recalls another era of national division
Chicago Tribune/Evanston Review Oct. 19, 2016


Not Your Typical Boys In The Basement
Loyola Phoenix, Nov. 10, 2015

‘Boys in the Basement’ tells divorced men’s stories
Chicago Tribune/Evanston Review, Nov. 9, 2015

‘Boys in the Basement’ takes provocative look at divorce
Evanston Now, Oct. 23, 2015

Local theater group to premiere play on divorce
Daily Northwestern, Nov. 4, 2015

Creatively Channeling the Pain of Divorceboysinthebasement_9-01
Daily North Shore, Oct. 23, 2015

Love Essentially: Evanston play offers insight into the divorced man
Chicago Tribune, Nov. 12, 2015

A Second Act for the Second Act Players’ Improv Group 
Evanston Now, Sept. 23, 2015


Talking with My Dad
Evanston Now, Sept.20, 2014