Who are the Evanston 2nd Act Players?

So who are the Evanston 2nd Act Players? A group of actors brought together by their love of theater and the telling of simple stories that touch everyone's lives. The core of the troupe, including teacher/director Ryan Kitley, met in a 2012 acting class. Some went on to workshop New Year's Eve at Grandma's House ...


What is Stickball? And is it Played at Grandma’s House?

Stickball is a quintessential New York City street game. A version of baseball, it's played with a skinny bat and a rubber ball. In the Depression of the 1930s, talked about in our show, bats were often broom or mop handles. But by the 1960s, local toy stores sold manufactured stickball bats that had tape ...


What Does the Waldorf Have to Do with Grandma’s House?

When you come to see New Year's Eve at Grandma's House April 13 at either 6 p.m. or 8 p.m, you're going to be hearing about the Waldorf. Specifically, you'll hear about dancing in a Waldorf ballroom. What's that all about? The Waldorf Astoria Hotel is a long-time upscale New York City landmark. It was ...


What You’ll See at Grandma’s House April 13, 6 or 8 p.m.

As the video ends on show night, you will be in Grandma's dining room on New Year's Eve, 1960, wondering along with family members whether that year's party will happen or not. Come see the show to find out the answer.


Who Will You Meet at Grandma’s House? Meet Carmela and Pasquale

New Year’s Eve at Grandma’s House is the story of a family and a time long since past. But within the story are elements familiar to everyone who has ever sat around a dinner table with their extended family.


Rehearsals Have Begun for New Year’s Eve at Grandma’s House

"It's an interesting exercise writing characters based on real people."


Who Will You Meet at Grandma’s House? Meet Faye and Sal

She brought light back into his world and so he is devoted to her. She in turn loves him passionately because he is a kind and gentle man who can live with her foibles which sometimes drive her brothers and sisters a bit batty.


Here’s Where the Magic Began

New Year's Eve at Grandma's House is inspired by parties that took place every New Year's Eve at playwright John Frank's grandmother's house in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Park Slope in 1960 wasn't the trendy urban oasis for young families it is today. Rather it was a typical New York melting pot neighborhood ...


Here’s Where the Magic Will Happen

Tickets are being sold without assigned seating, so arrive early to pick out your seats. Performances are tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m and 8 p.m, Saturday, April 13, 2013. E-mail us here for ticket information.

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