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Peter Nerad on acting

Peter Nerad, who is the Player in Boys in the Basement, became an actor after a career in ad copy writing. Acting out commercials for clients gave him the acting bug. His favorite role was in a recent short film, playing a character based on an actual 1960s record producer. Watch Peter discuss that role ...

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Inside a Boys in the Basement rehearsal

A play cannot happen without weeks and weeks of rehearsals. Boys in the Basement, which opens this Friday, began rehearsals in early September. Cast and crew have been gathering twice  a week ever since for rehearsals. In this final week before opening night, rehearsals are occurring every night. What goes on at these? At the most ...

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Bryan Jansyn on acting

Bryan Jansyn knew he wanted to be an actor when he was in his junior year of college. He had been studying film editing, but wasn't feeling the passion -- until a classmate asked him to be in their student film Watch Bryan talk more about his dream role and his favorite role to date ...

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Why Gina Palmer became an actor

Gina Palmer loves to play pretend, so it was only natural that she got into acting, says the actor who plays Sarah in the upcoming 2nd Act Players production of Boys in the Basement. Does Gina have a dream role she wants to play? Find out by watching her discuss acting and her feelings about ...

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Director Mary Reynard discusses Boys in the Basement

Chicago theater veteran Mary Reynard says Boys in the Basement is about a "very under-served topic," namely what men go through when they get divorced. Watch Mary discuss what she's learned about men by directing the 2nd Act Players production of Boys in the basement this Nov. 6-15. Mary Reynard on Boys in the Basement ...

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Top 5 reasons to buy Boys in the Basement tickets this weekend!

Opening night for the 2nd Act Players' latest production, the dramatic look at divorce and the power of true love entitled Boys in the Basement, opens FRIDAY, NOV. 6, only a few short days away. Here are the Top 5 reasons to buy your tickets for one of our six performances before this weekend is ...

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Why Bailey Lawrence became an actor

Acting means making people feel emotions while they watch her on stage or in film, says Bailey Lawrence, who will be playing Chrissy in Boys in the Basement this November 6-15. What would be Bailey's dream role? Lady MacBeth, of course. Bailey believes in the Chicago maxim make no little plans. Watch what else Bailey has to ...

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