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60 is the New 40 Play Festival

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2nd Act Players

60 is the New 40 Play Festival

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Plays running the gamut from science fiction to a superhero saga to people revealing long-held secrets are among the eight scripts that will be performed at the 2nd Act Players’ 60 is the New 40 Short-Play Festival.

Plays will be performed online Nov 13, 14, 20, 21. Four plays will be performed each weekend in shows running approximately 45 minutes. Online streaming will begin each night at 7 p.m.

Actors will each play multiple characters in multiple plays, spotlighting their acting versatility.

All the plays feature main characters who are redefining themselves in their senior years. Characters range from a former concert pianist who rediscovers his love of music with the help of a new friend to superhero sisters to Golden Years’ couples finding love in unexpected places.

The Winning Scripts and Playwrights:

To be performed Nov. 13, 14:

Normal Shnormal
Ian Patrick Williams
Studio City, Calif.

Egil Foss and His Left Hand
Mark Contorno
Chicago, IL.

Elizabeth DeSchryver
Evanston, IL.

The Elusive Pursuit of Maximum Bliss
Ken Preuss

Plays to be performed Nov. 20, 21:

The Sensational Sisters
John Mabey
Atlanta, Ga.

Spot the Camel
Craig Gustafson
Lombard, IL.

In Her Golden Years
Steven Korbar
San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

About Time
Robin Baron
Bethesda, Md.

Tickets will go on sale in October, $10 for each weekend’s shows, or a special $15 price for people buying tickets for both weekends.

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Friday, Nov 13
  1. 7:00pm
    $10 - $15

Saturday, Nov 14
  1. 7:00pm
    $10 - $15

Friday, Nov 20
  1. 7:00pm
    $10 - $15

Saturday, Nov 21
  1. 7:00pm
    $10 - $15