Who is this guy? Find out at Boys in the Basement this November

Who puts a Hawaiian shirt on his beer bottle? It must be one of the Boys in the Basement characters in the new play that will be performed this November by the 2nd Act Players. Boys in the Basement is a funny yet poignant story of men coping with the heartbreak of divorce. Men cope … Continue reading Who is this guy? Find out at Boys in the Basement this November

Chicago stage veteran Mary Reynard to direct “Boys in the Basement”

Widely acclaimed Chicago theater and screen veteran Mary Reynard is joining the 2nd Act Players as director of its planned November, 2015 production of the emotionally charged new play, Boys in the Basement. Reynard carries an impressive directing resume, having received rave reviews for her work on such plays as A Body of Water at … Continue reading Chicago stage veteran Mary Reynard to direct “Boys in the Basement”

Our 2015 production is coming! Watch for Boys in the Basement this November!

The 2nd Act Players will open its 2015 season this November with Boys in the Basement, an original two-act play by 2nd Act Players creative director John N. Frank. Boys in the Basement tells the until-now untold story of how men cope with the heartache of divorce. Each night, this rag-tag group of misfits gathers … Continue reading Our 2015 production is coming! Watch for Boys in the Basement this November!

Only two days left to buy your tickets, see what audiences raved about

We've written already about the positive audience response to the first weekend of performances for Talking with My Dad. Those came from evaluation forms which roughly half of all attendees at our first three performances filled out. In addition to answering questions, we also asked them to supply comments. Here's a sampling of what they … Continue reading Only two days left to buy your tickets, see what audiences raved about

The audience has spoken: Talking with My Dad is a hit!!!!!

Audience evaluations from the first weekend of performances of Talking with my Dad, a dramatic new one-act play form the Evanston 2nd Act Players, were overwhelming positive. The play's emotional messages reached people on a variety fo levels. Those who have lost loved ones said the play's dramatic moments brought tears to their eyes while … Continue reading The audience has spoken: Talking with My Dad is a hit!!!!!

A special audience talk-back Sunday at Talking with My Dad

Among those in what is expected to be a sell-out crowd for Sunday's 3 p.m. matinĂ©e performances of Talking with My Dad will be several members of the Mended Hearts Club, a heart disease support group from Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital. They and all audience members will be invited to stay after the performance to … Continue reading A special audience talk-back Sunday at Talking with My Dad