Auditions July 20th for our fall show, “Old Ringers”

The 2nd Act Players will be holding auditions Saturday, July 20th for its fall production of Joe Simonelli’s Old Ringers, a humorous look at coping with the financial strains that come up in our senior years. Auditions will take place from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2515 Central Park Avenue, Evanston, […]

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Director hired for 2nd Act Players’ fall show, “Old Ringers”

Mitchell Ward will be directing the 2nd Act Players’ fall production of Joe Simonelli’s Old Ringers, a humorous look at how four retired women find an unexpected way to make ends meet as they cope with their limited financial resources. Ward has extensive directing experience and, also served as the stage manager of the 2nd […]

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Audiences continue to rave about the Women’s Empowerment Play Festival; Come See Why, Only One Weekend Left

Audiences at the 2nd Act Players theater in Northwest Evanston  are loving our Women’s Empowerment Play Festival— telling us so in audience feedback forms we ask everyone to fill out after our shows. Comments from subsequent performances echoed those from opening night. A sampling: THOUGHT-PROVOKING, TALENTED CAST EXCELLENT WRITING AND DIRECTING, AND ACTING IT WAS […]

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Don’t miss your last chance to see these amazing actors!!!!

Only one weekend left to see the Women’s Empowerment Play Festival that audiences are raving about!!! Come see these amazing actors Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday, May 26, at 3 p.m. Order your tickets now by clicking here or clicking on the ticket button on this page.  

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Opening Night audience praises actors in Women’s Empowerment Play Festival

Come see what opening night audiences are talking about when they say: “EXCITING, ENTERTAINING.”‘ ‘YOU WILL SEE TWO ORIGINAL PLAYS WITH ORIGINAL IDEAS.” “PROFESSIONAL ACTING.” “THE ACTORS WERE SUPERB.” “IT WAS PROFESSIONAL AND STIMULATING. GREAT ENTERTAINMENT!’ ALL OF THE LADIES WERE FANTASTIC!!! SOME REALLY GOOD TALENT IN THIS PRODUCTION. VERY NATURAL AND NOT “ACTOR-Y”. THE […]

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Tickets now on sale for the 2019 Women’s Empowerment One-Act Play Festival

Tickets are now available for the 2nd act Players’ 2019 Women’s Empowerment One-Act Play Festival which will run weekends from May 11 through May 26. The festival features two plays that look at female characters rising above adversity and stereotypes. Intentions follows main character Katherine on her road to recovery from a massive past trauma, The […]

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Winning script selected for Women’s Empowerment Play Festival

Intentions, a one-act play that follows main character Katherine on her road to recovery from a massive past trauma, is the winner of the 2nd Act Players’ 2019 One-Act Play Script Competition. Jerome Jagielski of Fontana, Wi., is the winning author of Intentions. Intentions will be produced by the 2nd Act Players this May as […]

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Thank you New York

The Institute played to two standing-room only crowds at Xavier High School in New York Jan. 25-26. “We were adding chairs each night. Our veteran cast gave performances people will be talking about for a long time,” says 2nd Act Co-founder and the play’s director and author John N. Frank. Frank wrote the play in […]

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