Guest speakers announced for 2nd Act ’60s Soiree

The 2nd Act Players has put together an amazing panel for its Sept. 10 look-back to the 1960s and the Vietnam War era. Join us at Creative Coworking on Davis Street in downtown Evanston for this great event. In addition to the panel, there will be a silent auction with fabulous prizes like a one-night ...


Hear about the turbulent 1960s, bid on fabulous prizes on Sept. 10!!!!

The 2nd act Players is at it again, scheduling an amazing event that will help you better understand the Vietnam War years while also giving you the chance to bid on fabulous prizes like a stay at Evanston's posh Hilton Orrington Hotel, a free class at the well-known Green Shirt Studio in Chicago, or a ...


2nd Act Players Announce One-Act Script Winners, One-Act Play Festival in March

The 2nd Act Players have selected two one-act play winners from more than 60 submitted for its first-ever one-act script competition. The plays, Falling Into Macy by Richard Lyons Conlon, and The Last Days of Wonder by Tess Light, will be staged by the 2nd Act Players in March and April, 2017, during their one-act ...


The Institute — the start of a discussion on veteran issues

The 2nd Act Players fall production will be the world premiere of a new two-act play, The Institute, coming of age during the Vietnam War. Journey back to the turbulent 1960s with us and, in addition to the play itself, we will be cosponsoring a number of events that will look at key issues of ...


2nd Act Players invite 1960s activist to Sept. 10 event

The evening will feature a range of silent auction items from 2nd Act sponsors along with wine, cheese and other munchies for guests. Posters for The Institute also will be available for a minimum $50 donation.


Audition for The Institute June 25

Auditions will be held for The Institute June 25 at the 2nd Act Players theater in Northminster Church, Evanston. We are seeking older actors, 50-68, male and female, to play men and their wives at a 45-year high school reunion. Each actor will play three roles in the play, which sees them flashing back to ...


Entries are in for the 2nd Act Players one-act play competition

The entry window has closed for the 2nd Act Players first-ever one-act script competition. More than 60 scripts were received from playwrights all over the country who have Chicago connections. Players board members are now reviewing all the entries and will select two winners whose plays will be performed by the 2nd Act Players in ...

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