2nd Act Players’ founder John Frank to play Einstein

John N. Frank, co-founder of the 2nd Act Players, will be portraying an elderly Albert Einstein in a planned stage reading of a new play, Einstein’s Compass produced by Chicago’s Royal James Theater. The reading will take place Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in The Merion, an Evanston senior-living residence. The part represents Frank’s […]

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Texas theater to premier Frank play, “Boys in the Basement,” in June, 2023

2nd Act Players’ Cofounder John N. Frank’s play Boys in the Basement will premiere as part of the 2022-2023 season for the Creative Corner Community Theatre in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This will be the first full production for Boys since Frank wrote, produced and acted in it at 2nd Act Players in 2015. “Boys […]

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2nd Act founder’s scripts to be featured across the country this summer

Two plays written by 2nd Act Players’ founder John N. Frank will be performed by two other theater groups online this June and July. The plays were originally performed by the 2nd Act Players in 2017 and 2018. A theater group called Play Readings with Friends will read Frank’s New Year’s Eve at Grandma’s House […]

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I am very weary today

Many years ago, my dad was touched by a song with the lyrics: Like an old dusty road I get weary from the load He told me someday I’d understand why that song spoke to him as he grew older. Today is one of those days. After eight and a half years of trying to […]

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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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Come see John N. Frank in Remembrance

John will be reprising his role as Michael in ArLynn Leiber Presser’s Remembrance Jan. 29-31 at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston.

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