Watch here for ticket information

Tickets for "Talking with My Dad" will go on sale in August. Watch this space for details. Special patrons to our fund-raising campaign will have the opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public. We will be in touch with you regarding your ticket orders prior to making tickets available ...


Thank you and Happy Father’s Day

Our crowd-funding campaign is coming to an amazing conclusion today, we have not only met but surpassed our goal of $1,500 in dramatic fashion. Thank you to all our patrons at every level, your generosity and the faith you show in our acting troupe and in my play are the most amazing gifts. We pledge ...


Our crowd-funding goal is within reach

The Evanston 2nd Act Players also are in the process of incorporating as a not-for-profit arts group so we can continue presenting exciting new stage works that deal with people in transitional moments of their lives.


Carolyn’s Tribute to Her Dad

Our producer, Carolyn Calzavara, spent a great deal of time deciding what to write as a Father's Day tribute to her dad. The end product shows the result of that time and effort, it's a loving tribute to a man I have come to know and admire over the past 13 years as well. I ...


Missing my Dad for 28 Years

Today is my birthday and it will mark nearly half my life without my dad. My father died in 1986, on an Easter Sunday, while he was visiting my house. One minute we were talking and joking, the next he was gone, victim of a heart attack. Since then, not a day has gone by when I ...


Our Director’s Tribute to her Father

The first time we met Molly Mattaini, director of "Talking with My Dad," we were impressed by her creativity, energy, drive and sense of self That all helped our decision to hire her for our exciting theatrical production. Reading her tribute to her father simply confirmed our first impressions. Her discussion of her father's influences ...


Our Father’s Day Tributes Have Begun

"Talking with My Dad" today begins posting Father's Day tributes written by members of our cast and production team to their fathers. It's our way of showing you what's possible if you become a patron of our show by donating to our crowd-funding campaign, which ends on Father's Day. You can honor your father for ...

Talking with My Dad venue, dates set for November! Six performances of "Talking with My Dad" will be scheduled for the weekends of Nov. 15-16 and Nov. 23-24 at the renowned Piven Theatre in Evanston, Il. Evanston's 2nd Act Players has a tentative agreement with Piven to rent its space for this fall's production. This ...


Talking with My Dad

THE STORY A man is rushed to the hospital on a quiet Saturday afternoon. He's experiencing unexplained chest pains. Doctors can't find a cause but prepare him for the worst. He must wait 48 hours before exploratory surgery can be performed. In that time, all his old feelings about his father's death from heart attack ...


Photos from New Year’s Eve at Grandma’s House

All photos by Mark Gordan

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