The Media Discovers The Institute — Now it’s Your Turn!!!!

The Institute, Coming of Age during the Vietnam war, already is garnering widespread media attention. The new 2nd Act Players production has been featured in a story on the Chicago Tribune website and in a radio interview with WCGO’s Daniel French. Daily North Shore also has previewed the Oct. 21 opening of the show which […]

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Watch Julie Mitre discuss her Institute character, Mrs. O’Malley

Mrs. O’Malley is a woman with a fierce love for her four sons who would do anything to protect them, even try to upend 100 years of tradition at The Institute. Mrs. O’Malley is the head of the Mothers’ Club at The Institute. A group known primarily for its fund-raising prowess, the club is turning […]

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Meet the Men of The Institute — Frankie Johnson

Frankie Johnson has been an outsider all his young life and that remains true at The Institute. Come see Matthew J. Lloyd portray Frankie in the 2nd Act Players’ fall production of The Institute, coming fo Age during the Vietnam War, opening Oct. 21. Frankie has no family history at the school, unlike many of […]

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Meet the Men of The Institute — Shamus O’Malley

Shamus O’Malley, who will be played by Scott Stockwell in the 2nd Act Players’ upcoming production of The Institute, coming of age during the Vietnam War, is what’s known at the school as a legacy. His family of proud Irish Catholics has been sending young men to the school almost since it’s founding in 1847. For […]

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The buzz is building for The Institute

The Institute, coming of age during the Vietnam War doesn’t open until Oct. 21, but already the buzz is building among people who have seen the script and are familiar with the story of four young men who attend a Catholic, military school during the height of the Vietnam War. The story is based on […]

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People in the know are buying tickets for The Institute — join them today

It’s always interesting to see who the early ticket-buyers are for any new production we do. Often its people who know actors in the cast. But for our 2016 world premiere of The Institute, Coming fo Age during the Vietnam War, it’s been a  much different phenomenon. Early ticket sales have gone almost exclusively to […]

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Meet key characters from The Institute — Fr. Greavy

Fr. Greavy is the prefect of discipline in the 2nd act Players’ fall show, The Institute. The Institute is an all-boys, Catholic, military high school on the edge of New York’s Greenwich Village Fr. Greavy’s job is to maintain discipline and so ride herd on more than 1,000 young, male students as our play opens in the […]

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