Meet Amanda, Diane’s daughter in ‘Old Ringers’

Camille Oswald will be playing Amanda, Diane’s daughter who has turned to religion to carry her through some hard times in her life, in Old Ringers this fall. The show marks Oswald’s first time on the 2nd Act Players’ stage. Read about Amanda here, then come see Oswald on stage! 1. What is your character’s […]

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Meet Rose in ‘Old Ringers’

Valerie Gorman will be making her first appearance on the 2nd Act Players’ stage this fall when she plays Rose in Old Ringers. Rose is the oldest, and perhaps wisest, of the four women who gather to try phone sex as a way to earn some much-needed cash. Here, Gorman talks about Rose,.   1. […]

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Meet Tony, the cop, in ‘Old Ringers’

Ryan Hall will be returning to the 2nd Act Players’ stage this fall to play Tony the cop in Old Ringers. Tony is a man trying to change his image who finds his past is still following him despite his best efforts. The show marks Hall’s third appearance on the 2nd Act Players’ stage. He […]

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Meet Diane, the ring-leader in “Old Ringers”

Julie Mitre will be returning to the 2nd Act Players’ stage this fall to play Diane, the ring-leader of a group of friends hoping to score some much-needed cash, in Old Ringers. The play marks the fifth time Julie will be starring in a 2nd Act Players production. She last year played Momma in New […]

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2nd Act Players works with intimacy director for “Old Ringers”

The 2nd Act Players’ fall show, Old Ringers, will feature the work of an intimacy choreographer. This marks the first time the 2nd Act Players has hired someone in this role. The concept of an intimacy choreographer is a relatively new one in the theater. Here, our intimacy choreographer, Sophia Sinsheimer, explains the history of […]

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Elderwerks becomes 2nd Act Players Platinum Sponsor

The 2nd Act Players is thrilled to announce that Elderwerks, a not-for-profit that supports seniors with personalized services through life’s transitions, has become the theater company’s first platinum sponsor. “Our fall show, Old Ringers, takes a humorous look at a serious issue for seniors, namely how to manage their finances. Elderwerks, which helps seniors on […]

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2nd Act Player roots run through the Piven Theatre Workshop

The 2nd Act Players are about to produce their 24th work for the stage with Cofounder John N. Frank acting in its November show, Old Ringers. But Frank wouldn’t be acting, and likely the 2nd Act Players wouldn’t exist, were it not for the adult acting classes offered by the Piven Theatre Workshop. “I really […]

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Here’s the Top Five Reasons to see “Old Ringers”

Rehearsals are underway for the 2nd Act Players’ fall show Old Ringers, book your tickets now and beat the rush. This play represents a number of 2nd Act Players’ firsts: First comedy the 2nd Act Players have ever done. Now, more than ever, we all need a good laugh, or two, or a dozen! This […]

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Tickets now on Sale for “Old Ringers”

Tickets are now on sale for the 2nd Act Players fall production of Old Ringers with performances weekends from Nov. 2 through Nov. 17.. Simply click here to get your today. Joe Simonelli’s Old Ringers is a bawdy adult comedy about four retired women who stumble into phone sex as a way to cope with […]

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2nd Act Players turn back time at Evanston History Center gala

When the Evanston History Center put out a call for actors to help it recreate a 1920s speakeasy for its recent gala, the 2nd Act Players stepped up and made it happen. 2nd Act Cofounder John N. Frank and Carolyn Calzavara took on the roles of club won Spats McGurk and his moll Toots Rollins, […]

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