Why you should watch ‘Black Flag’ — read what critics have said

“Aptly named, “Black Flag” has to do with America’s Original Sin of slavery and the terrible schism that this has created over the decades through the present-day ..The story alludes to today’s deep cultural clashes and the struggle for ideology.” Julia W. Rath Aroundthetownchicago.com July, 2021   The 2nd Act Players decided to stream Idris […]

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Playwright Idris Goodwin has creative roots in Chicago

Black Flag author Idris Goodwin has deep creative roots in Chicago and the Midwest. Born in Detroit, he earned a bachelor of arts degree in film, video and screenwriting at Colombia College Chicago. He then went on to get a master’s degree in creative writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He […]

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Pandemic Stories Gets Rave Review; Watch it On-demand Now

The 2nd Act Players spring online production, Pandemic Stories, 7 short plays about life, love and loss in the age of Covid-19, received a three-star review from the website AroundtheTownChicago.com. “From funerals and final messages to the repercussions of the stay-at-home orders, this timely show is an intimate take on the effects of current events […]

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What’s your pandemic truth?

We’ve all lived through a year like no other in our lifetimes. What has that done to you, how have you changed? What’s your pandemic truth? Did you…. Worry about the safety of essential workers? Help feed insecure families? Try new online activities? Provide care for a homebound senior? Learn more about your neighbors than […]

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Buy tickets here

Just click here to buy tickets to watch Pandemic Stories, 7 plays about life, love and loss in the time of Covid-19 on-demand via our YouTube channel. The minimum suggested donation for viewing is $15 but we gladly accept more.

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COME FOR THE SHOW, STAY FOR THE DISCUSSION

EACH OF OUR PERFORMANCES THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY AN ONLINE DISCUSSION WITH A PLAYWRIGHT AND MEMBERS OF OUR CAST. STAY ONLINE TO ASK QUESTIONS AND GET A REAL BEHIND-THE=SCENE LOOK AT HOW ONLINE THEATER IS CREATED. HERE’S THIS WEEKEND’S LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS:                   […]

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Preview our ‘Pandemic Stories’ here, then buy tickets for April 23-May 2

Wondering if you want to see the 2nd Act Players spring production, Pandemic Stories — seven short plays about life, love and loss in the age of Covid? Let us help you decide. Here are clips from the three dramas included in the Pandemic Stories. We’ve also posted previews from our four comedies, you can […]

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Meet playwright Rex McGregor, come see his play online

Rex McGregor’s play, The Birds are Feeding Me looks at rising tensions in a condo building as the Covid-19 lockdown goes on. Its characters search for solace in nature, except for one resident who is finding nature a bit too natural for his liking. Here, Rex discusses his play, his writing career and his vision […]

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