Favorites selected for 2017 New Playwrights’ Showcase

The Lady in the Woods has been named the Judges’ Favorite while The Queen of Social Media was the run-away Fan Favorite for the 2nd Act Players’ 2017 New Playwrights’ Showcase staged Sept. 23-24. The Queen of Social Media by Lawrence Keller looked at the online obsession of a new mother who opens a Facebook […]

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14 Reasons to come to our show Saturday at 7, Sunday at 3

The 2nd Act Players’ New Playwright Showcase is this weekend and we have 14 amazing reasons for you to buy tickets and come see it — plays from seven amazing playwrights and a cast of seven awesome actors to perform them. I was at a rehearsals Thursday night and was blown away by how quickly […]

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Top 5 Reasons to come see our New Playwrights Showcase Sept. 23-24

Haven’t bought your tickets for our 2017 New Playwrights’ Showcase yet? OMG what are you waiting for? Maybe the top 5 reasons to come? So here they are: Seven, count them, seven playwrights for the price of one. Each show features short plays from seven playwrights you may have never heard before. That’s exciting theater. […]

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Meet Barbara Blumenthal & come see her play Spark Sept. 23-24

Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich’s play, Spark, begins as Joan’s 25-year marriage with Steve has imploded and the day has arrived for her to move out. To find out more about it, come to the 2nd Act Players’ 2017 New Playwrights’ Showcase Sept. 23-24. Barbara’s play is one of seven chosen for staged readings at our showcase this year. […]

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Meet Jean Waller, then come see her play Sept. 23-24

Jean Waller’s play, A Little Something, begins in a pawn shop in a transitional urban neighborhood of a large city. To find out more about it, come to the 2nd Act Players’ 2017 New Playwrights’ Showcase Sept. 23-24. Jean’s play is one of seven chosen for staged readings at our showcase this year. Buy your […]

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See “The Lady in the Woods” before it hits Broadway this October

When you attend the 2nd Act Players’ 2017 New Playwrights’ Showcase this Sept. 23-24, you’ll see a bit of history in the making. One of the plays we’ll be reading at each performance, The Lady in the Woods, will be going straight from Evanston to off-Broadway performances in New York at the New York New […]

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Meet Hyten Davidson, then come hear her play Sept. 23-24

Hyten Davidson’s play, The Lady in the Woods, begins with a woman receiving a weary hermit forced indoors as the result of a growing storm. To find out more about it, come to the 2nd Act Players’ 2017 New Playwrights’ Showcase Sept. 23-24. Hyten’s play is one of seven chosen for staged readings at our showcase […]

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Meet Scott Cooper, then come hear his play Sept. 23-24

Scott Carter Cooper’s play, One Woman’s Duty, begins with two sisters waiting at a post office for their grandmother’s wedding ring. To find out more about it, come to the 2nd Act Players’ 2017 New Playwrights’ Showcase Sept. 23-24. Scott’s play is one of seven chosen for staged readings at our showcase this year. Buy […]

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Meet the Winners of the 2017 New Playwrights’ Showcase!!!

The 2nd Act Players’ mission is to showcase new talent. The Showcase marks the 2nd time this year the 2nd Act Players will be fulfilling that mission by presenting new playwright works. Earlier this year, we held our One-Act Play Festival that featured two one-act plays. Audiences enjoyed those performances but we wanted to do […]

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