Evanston 2nd Act Players to Suspend All Operations

The Evanston 2nd Act Players will be suspending operations for the remainder of 2021. This follows what for us was a devastating development last week – the church where we have performed since 2016 said we cannot do any in-person shows there this winter. Rather than have any activities in its theater area this year, […]

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Why you should watch ‘Black Flag’ — read what critics have said

“Aptly named, “Black Flag” has to do with America’s Original Sin of slavery and the terrible schism that this has created over the decades through the present-day ..The story alludes to today’s deep cultural clashes and the struggle for ideology.” Julia W. Rath Aroundthetownchicago.com July, 2021   The 2nd Act Players decided to stream Idris […]

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Pandemic Stories Gets Rave Review; Watch it On-demand Now

The 2nd Act Players spring online production, Pandemic Stories, 7 short plays about life, love and loss in the age of Covid-19, received a three-star review from the website AroundtheTownChicago.com. “From funerals and final messages to the repercussions of the stay-at-home orders, this timely show is an intimate take on the effects of current events […]

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What’s your pandemic truth?

We’ve all lived through a year like no other in our lifetimes. What has that done to you, how have you changed? What’s your pandemic truth? Did you…. Worry about the safety of essential workers? Help feed insecure families? Try new online activities? Provide care for a homebound senior? Learn more about your neighbors than […]

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COME FOR THE SHOW, STAY FOR THE DISCUSSION

EACH OF OUR PERFORMANCES THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY AN ONLINE DISCUSSION WITH A PLAYWRIGHT AND MEMBERS OF OUR CAST. STAY ONLINE TO ASK QUESTIONS AND GET A REAL BEHIND-THE=SCENE LOOK AT HOW ONLINE THEATER IS CREATED. HERE’S THIS WEEKEND’S LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS:                   […]

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Preview our ‘Pandemic Stories’ here, then buy tickets for April 23-May 2

Wondering if you want to see the 2nd Act Players spring production, Pandemic Stories — seven short plays about life, love and loss in the age of Covid? Let us help you decide. Here are clips from the three dramas included in the Pandemic Stories. We’ve also posted previews from our four comedies, you can […]

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2nd Act Players Announce Winners of 2021 Short-Script Competition

The 2nd Act Players have selected seven winning scripts for its spring 2021 production entitled 2021 isn’t 2020, or is it? The seven 10-minute plays examine the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on people’s lives. “These winners were selected from nearly 200 entries we received from playwrights around the globe,” explains 2nd Act Players’ […]

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2nd Act Players Receive nearly 200 entries for 2021 script competition

The Evanston 2nd Act Players received nearly 200 entries for its spring festival entitled 2021: It’s not 2020, or is it? Plays that look at people changing in a changing world. The entry deadline has now passed and no new entries are being accepted. Scripts are going through three rounds of judging before the winners […]

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2nd Act Players announce 2021 script competition

To clarify here, we’re looking for scripts that touch on the past year, so if you wrote something before 2020 and have not updated it, it likely will not be considered. Scripts should deal with issues of the past year — Covid, racial injustice, the election, etc. Thanks. The Evanston 2nd Act Players is announcing […]

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