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Sponsors are flocking to the 2nd Act Players — join them today!

The 2nd Act Players have been deeply gratified and humbled by the response of their local business community  in terms of businesses stepping forward as  sponsors of our 2015-2016 season. Our sponsor list is growing daily and now includes: First Bank & Trust Duxler Complete Auto Car Dave's Italian Kitchen Magnetik Technology Wells Fargo Advisors Whole ...

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2nd Act Players reach 48% of fund-raising goal — put us over the top!

The 2nd Act Players began this year with an ambitious fund-raising goal. Its founders pledged to match all contributions up to a total of $2,000. Money raised will be used to not only fund this year's production of Boys in the Basement, but also to back our first-ever One-Act Play Competition in 2016! Thanks to ...

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2nd Act Players hosting Evanston improv night, Sept. 23!

The Evanston-based 2nd Act Players will hold a night of all-star improv at Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. in downtown Evanston, Wednesday, Sept. 23, beginning at 9 p.m. Featured improv groups will include Wizards & Oz and Snow, along with the 2nd Act Players improv wing. All three groups wowed the crowds at their first show in August at Little ...

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Rehearsals have begun for Boys in the Basement

Rehearsals have begun for the 2nd Act Players first show of its inaugural season, Boys in the Basement. A unique look at divorce from the perspective of men who have lost their families and everything they once held dear. How do they rebuild their lives? By becoming cynical users of women who can no longer ...

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First Improv fund-raiser a success, next one Sept. 23 in Evanston

The 2nd Act Players held its first All-Star improv fund-raiser Thursday, Aug. 20, at Little Ricky's in Winnetka with a small but enthusiastic crowd in attendance and received a range of donations to kick off its 2015 fund-raising campaign. Our thanks to all you attended and donated funds to help us make dreams into reality ...

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Ad sales have begun for our 2015-2016 season’s programs

Ad sales have begun for the 2nd Act Players' 2015-2016 season show programs. Advertising in one or both of our show programs is a great way to reach the affluent North Shore theater-going community. Businesses that serve the North Shore and Chicago can get a great deal by advertising in both show programs which will ...

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2nd Act Players announce first fund-raiser — a night of all-star improv

The 2nd Act Players will hold a night of all-star improv at Little Ricky's in downtown Winnetka, Thursday, August 20 beginning at 9 p.m. Featured improv groups will include Wizards & Oz and Snow, along with the 2nd Act Players improv wing. All three groups wowed the crowds at the 2015 Piven Theatre improv showcase ...

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2nd Act Players to be featured on 1680AM Saturday, July 25

2nd Act Players cofounders John Frank and Carolyn Calzavara will be special guests Saturday, July 25 on Flabby Hoffman's Radio Extravagonzo on 1680am at http://que4.org. The pair will tell the inspirational story of how John's near fatal heart problems led him to seek out his life's second act and so turn to his twin passions ...

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2nd Act Players announces its inaugural season

The 2nd Act Players, the North Shore’s showcase for emerging stage talent, is kicking off its inaugural season with two dynamic new plays by emerging Chicago-area playwrights. John N. Frank’s original new work, Boys in the Basement, a dramedy which examines how men cope with the painful loss of family brought on by divorce, will ...

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“Boys in the Basement” — a tale of broken men and their shattered dreams

Boys in the Basement is the 2nd Act Players' November, 2015 production. The play deals with an apartment house populated by divorced men struggling to find their way after losing their families and the dreams they had for them. Performances will take place the weekends of Nov. 7-8 and Nov. 14-15, so save the dates ...

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