Add the 2nd Act Players to your holiday giving list

Thinking about who should be on your last-minute holiday charity gift list this year? Please remember the 2nd Act Players at this most generous time of year. Making a tax-deductible gift is easy, simply click this link. The 2nd Act Players is a registered 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit theater company which means gifts are tax-deductible. So […]

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Thank you to our wonderful donors

We would like to publicly thank those who donated while purchasing tickets for the show. You donated a total of $345 to 2nd Act Players.

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The Media has discovered Boys in the Basement, your turn next

Boys in the Basement, the latest stage production from the 2nd Act Players, has been discovered, and widely covered, by the media because of its unique look at divorce from the male perspective. Columnist Jackie Philossoph conducted a Q&A with play author John N. Frank which appeared on the Chicago Tribune website, detailing why Frank […]

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This is it! Opening night for Boys in the Basement!!!!!

Boys in the Basement, an original two-act play looking at the pain of divorce and the hope for true love from a male perspective, opens tonight at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. If you don’t have your tickets yet, buy them today by clicking here. And remember the 2nd Act Players will present only six […]

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One night to go for Boys in the Basement

Boys in the Basement, an original two-act play looking at the pain of divorce and the hope for true love from a male perspective, opens tomorrow night at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. If you don’t have your tickets yet, buy them today by clicking here. And remember the 2nd Act Players will present only six […]

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Peter Nerad on acting

Peter Nerad, who is the Player in Boys in the Basement, became an actor after a career in ad copy writing. Acting out commercials for clients gave him the acting bug. His favorite role was in a recent short film, playing a character based on an actual 1960s record producer. Watch Peter discuss that role […]

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Bryan Jansyn on acting

Bryan Jansyn knew he wanted to be an actor when he was in his junior year of college. He had been studying film editing, but wasn’t feeling the passion — until a classmate asked him to be in their student film Watch Bryan talk more about his dream role and his favorite role to date […]

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Why Gina Palmer became an actor

Gina Palmer loves to play pretend, so it was only natural that she got into acting, says the actor who plays Sarah in the upcoming 2nd Act Players production of Boys in the Basement. Does Gina have a dream role she wants to play? Find out by watching her discuss acting and her feelings about […]

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Director Mary Reynard discusses Boys in the Basement

Chicago theater veteran Mary Reynard says Boys in the Basement is about a “very under-served topic,” namely what men go through when they get divorced. Watch Mary discuss what she’s learned about men by directing the 2nd Act Players production of Boys in the basement this Nov. 6-15. Mary Reynard on Boys in the Basement […]

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How Chris Johnson got into acting

A search for his creative outlet led Chris Johnson into his acting career. Playing Sonny in New ear’s Eve at grandma’s House, the first play produced by the 2nd Act Players back in 2013, is Chris’ favorite role to date. Watch him discuss what roles he’d love to play as his career advances. Simply click […]

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