2nd Act Players’ 1960s Soiree

The 2nd Act Players will preview its 2016-2017 season with an all-star panel discussion for its Sept. 10 look-back to the 1960s and the Vietnam War era. The event, from 5-7 p.m., will set the scene for our fall world premiere of The Institute, coming of age during the Vietnam War.

The Sept. 10 event, which also include a silent fundraising auction for the Players, will take place at Creative Coworking in downtown Evanston.


Michael Gaylord James, a veteran of the Chicago Democratic Convention of 1968 and leader of SDS during those turbulent times. 

Patrick Walsh, a Marine veteran, served in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968 in the company commanded by President Johnson’s son-in-law, which got him some unexpected attention on the front page of the Chicago Tribune.  

Jeffrey T. Brierton, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Concordia University here in Chicago. His dissertation looked at Vietnam and the Homefront in Waukegan.


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