What About the Food at Grandma’s House?

New Year's Eve was perhaps the biggest feast of all because it was not unusual to have several meals over the course of the party, the first before midnight, a second after midnight and a third in the wee hours of the morning.


How Will We Transport You to 1960?

New Year's Eve at Grandma's House will take you back to Dec. 31, 1960. That was the year the United States elected an Irish-Catholic president, the precursor of a decade filled with change and upheaval for the country and the world. How will we make you feel that you're in that time and place? Hopefully with our words but also with our ...


How Do I Buy Tickets for New Year’s Eve at Grandma’s?

How do you buy tickets for our shows April 13? We're offering several options to make purchasing tickets easy for you. You can email us directly at lvl1971@yahoo,com, tell us how many tickets you would like for which performance. We'll email you instructions for mailing payment and, once received, send out your tickets  Orders close to performance date will be asked to pick up their tickets at ...


Where are the Costumes Coming From?

Cast members in New Year's Eve at Grandma's House are responsible for assembling their own costumes -- costumes that approximate what party goers in 1960 would have been wearing that night at Grandma's House. The styles most closely associated with the 1960s, loud, Hippie-inspired looks, had not happened yet in 1960. Styles that year still ...


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."

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