Seeking to continue discussions of the issues raised by the #MeToo Movement, the 2nd Act Players will host a #MeToo Play Festival May 18-19 and 26-27 in Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2515 Central Park Ave.

“These are some very powerful stories,” says 2nd Act Players’ Founder and Artistic Director John Frank “We will follow each performance by a discussion with audiences, several of the playwrights and guest panelists. The 2nd Act Players strives to have its shows be the start of ongoing community discussions of important issues such as these, so we are extremely excited about this production.”

K. Sujata, CEO of the Chicago Foundation for Women; Karla Altmayer, cofounder of Healing to Action; and Reverend Michael Kirby, senior pastor at Northminster Presbyterian Church, will take part in post-show discussions, Ms. Sujata and Ms. Altmayer on May 20 and Rev. Kirby on May 26.

Aayisha Humphrey, winner of the Black Theater Alliance’s 2017 Phylicia Rashad Award for Most Promising Actress for the title role in Red Tape Theatre’s “A Hedda Gabler,” will direct this production of staged readings.

The winning scripts and authors are “Allegiances” by Eileen Bryne Richards, “Cattywampus” by Jean Waller, “Driving Lesson” by Carol Saller, “Donnarella Spangle’s Feet” by Anne Segard, “Fair” by Elizabeth DeSchryver and “Physical” by Cassandra Rose.

Cast as characters in the plays are Lee Kanne, Barbara Harris, Jasmine Richman, Shaul Guerrero, Eric Deutz, Jeff Watkins and Emily Eaton.

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