2nd Act Players’ videos now on multiple sites, come watch

Old Ringers cast photo

Scenes from past plays performed by the 2nd Act Players are now viewable through links on two sites run by the League of Chicago Theatres and by a group called Arts for Illinois. The 2nd Act Players began posting clips from past shows in late March after having to cancel it’s upcoming May show because […]

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Pundits are speculating how people will behave once the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic has past and we can leave our homes again. Will people be hungry for public entertainment events such as live theater, movies, concerts and sporting events? Or will they be reluctant to gather in large groups for weeks, months or even […]

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2nd Act Players Video Vault views top 1,000 in first 8 days

Entertainment-starved Americans are flocking to the 2nd Act Players’ Video Vault where they can watch clips from past 2nd Act Players productions. Clips in the vault, which also are available on the 2nd Act Players’ Facebook page and YouTube channel, have been viewed by more than 1,000 since the first one was posted on Facebook […]

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Entertainment for tough times — check the 2nd Act Players New Video Vault

Theaters around the country, indeed around the world, have shut down because of the pandemic sweeping the globe. At the 2nd Act Players, we have postponed our planned May showcase of 10-minute plays until November. But people need entertainment in these dark days of being stuck at home and fearing any trip outside could make […]

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2nd Act Players postpones spring show, “60 is the new 40,” to fall

The Evanston 2nd Act Players is postponing until November its previously scheduled spring showcase of nine short plays under the theme 60 is the new 40 . The showcase was scheduled to run from May 2-24 with rehearsals starting next week. “The health and well-being of our cast, crew and audience is paramount to us. […]

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Winners announced for “60 is the new 40” Play Festival

Plays running the gamut from science fiction to a superhero saga to people revealing long-held secrets are among the nine winning scripts selected for the 2nd Act Players’ 60 is the New 40 Short-Play Festival. All feature main characters who are redefining themselves in their senior years. Characters range from a gay concert pianist to […]

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Auditions set Feb. 22 for 60 is the new 40 Short-play Festival

Old Ringers cast photo

Auditions will be held Saturday, Feb.22 for the 2nd Act Players’ spring production,  the 60 is the new 40 short-play festival, featuring winning scripts from our annual new script competition. The winning scripts, which will be announced shortly, celebrate the ways those 60 and older today are redefining what it means to be a senior […]

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Veteran playwrights will judge “60 is the new 40” script entries

Several past winners of 2nd Act Players’ new script competitions will be among the first-round judges of scripts entered in this year’s new script competition with the theme “60 is the new 40.” Among the judges will be: Jerome Jagielski, whose play Intentions was performed in 2019 as part of the 2nd Act Players Women’s […]

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