Enter our 2020 Short-Script Competition — 60 is the new 40?

Playwrights — enter our 2020 Short-Script Competition which we’re calling 60 is the new 40? Baby boomers have changed and redefined every phase of life they’ve passed through and they’re doing it again with old age. With more and more of them crossing the “senior” threshold every day, they’re often taking a different approach to […]

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It’s #GivingTuesday, help us buy a new light board

Old Ringers cast photo

We need a new light board for our theater. The board controls all the lights during a show, so without a board, no lights. The old board, which was very, very old, literally burned up at our fall show. A lighting repair specialist said he’d never seen a board that old, it was older than […]

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Pick John’s underwear for “Old Ringers”

Yes, the rumors are true, 2nd Act Players’ Cofounder John N. Frank will have two scenes in his underwear during this November’s performances of Old Ringers. “The playwright’s original stage directions have Harry wearing a Speedo, we’re not going there,” says Frank. “Men in their 60s pretty much should never go there. But Harry is […]

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Meet Harry of Old Ringers

John N. Frank is returning to the 2nd Act Players stage for the first time since 2016 as he takes on the role of Harry in Old Ringers. “Harry and I are a lot alike, which is making this role so much fun for me,” says Frank, who is a cofounder of the 2nd Act […]

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Meet Kathy Ann of “Old Ringers”

Sandy Gulliver will be portraying Kathy Ann is the 2nd Act Players’ fall show, Old Ringers. Her character is perhaps the most naive among the group of four women the play deals with. But the old saying “Still waters run deep” could come into play for here before the story ends. Here, Gulliver talks about […]

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Meet Verna, who loves talking about sex in ‘Old Ringers’

Debra Rodkin will portray Verna, the wild talker in a group of four older women who are at the center of the action in Old Ringers, to be performed this Nov. 2-17 by the 2nd Act Players. The show marks Rodkin’s second performance with the 2nd Act Players. She played Helen in Intentions, which was […]

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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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