The 2nd Act Players could not mount its video productions necessitated by the Covid-19 Pandemic without the amazing support of our sponsors. We highly recommend them, please patronize them and mention you saw their ads here and in our e-newsletter. Click on their links below to find out more about them.


We are extremely grateful for the sponsor who has stood by for all of 2020 during The Covid-19 Pandemic. And we are most excited to welcome a new sponsor, New City Moving, which understands that, now more than ever, the performing arts need corporate support

What makes New City Moving the best professional moving service in Chicago? We have earned our status as one of the top-rated moving services by providing a complete, full-service, start-to-finish moving experience. We take care of everything so you don’t have to worry about anything. We know that moving can be a stressful experience and we do everything we can to take some of that stress off of your plate.



Andrew Erickson with Edward Jones serves the North Shore from his office in Winnetka. He came to Edward Jones from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange floor where he owned and managed portfolio risk for his trading company. He impressed us with an economics degree from Dartmouth and his extensive knowledge of financial markets. “I love helping people clarify their financial goals and determine the most tax and risk efficient ways to get them there. We have a process, and it works,” he says.





BriteLift is Chicagoland’s safe, reliable, wheelchair friendly transportation. We assist you door-to-door. Whether it’s a doctor’s appointment, dinner with the family or a trip to the airport…wherever you need to be, you’ll get there safe and on time with BriteLift.



Elderwerks is a complimentary service helping to find assisted living or any type of senior housing or elder care solutions for your parent or loved ones. We help seniors through the transition from one home to another or finding the services they need in their home. Our “Community Resource Consultant” will discuss all aspects of moving with you and help you achieve you long term lifestyle goals.



First Northern Credit Union is committed to the financial well-being of all residents and employees in Evanston and is proud to serve as the only community credit union since 2008.

In 2019, it rolled out its financial wellness workshop series at its office every second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.



Mary Summerville Dreamtown Realtydreamtown logo
With more than 25 years of experience, 1,500+ transactions closed, and totaling $675 million in sales, Mary has built a loyal clientele by demonstrating exceptional market knowledge, outstanding customer service and the utmost integrity. She prides herself on her client-centric philosophy which requires continual honing of skills and adaptive ways of doing business. Mary consistently stays ahead of the curve on market inventory and employs the most current technologies and systems to identify and close on prime opportunities while negotiating the best possible results.



ALT Imagery
Jerry Alt of in Evanston is a commercial, fine art and portrait photographer, with works sold and published in various media and to private buyers. He pays attention to constantly improving his craft which includes studio, headshot, commercial, wedding and event photography. Jerry is the official photographer of the 2nd Act Players.


Dave’s New Kitchen

Dave’s has had a restaurant presence in Evanston since the 1970s and continues to serve delicious traditional Italian dishes mixed with a variety of new offerings, keeping its doors open for takeout, delivery and outside dining despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Dave was a founding sponsor of the 2nd Act Players in 2013 and has backed us ever since. Please patronize Dave’s regularly, even more now when local business owners like Dave (yes, there really is a Dave, you’ll find him in his kitchen) need our support.




As part of the larger Wintrust Community Bank family, we were built in this area, for this area. Evanston Community Bank & Trust is dedicated to providing the solutions and services of a larger institution with the personal touch of a small community bank. Our customer and community come first. We believe in solid customer service and we prove it with every interaction.

Heart Certified Auto Care, with locations in Evanston, Wilmette and Northbrook employs a large staff of knowledgeable and friendly service advisors and technicians. No matter what you drive – an import or domestic, car, truck, SUV, or van, we have the highly trained staff and modern diagnostic tools needed to repair your vehicle right the first time, and on time. Duxler technicians and service advisors have a combined total of 385 years of Duxler Complete Auto Care experience, all with your satisfaction in mind.




Byline Bank in 2018  acquired First Evanston Bancorp, parent of First Bank & Trust, another long-time 2nd Act Players supporter, and continued its support of our theater through 2019.

First Bank had been instrumental in helping the 2nd Act Players begin operations, serving as an early financial sponsor and connecting the Players with other Evanston businesses that care about supporting the local arts scene. First Bank is sorely missed by the 2nd Act Players.