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Join premier comedy troupe @TheSecondCity for their return to the @KimmelCenter as they tackle topics we all know too well – love, lust, and heartbreak. Performances 1/30 – 2/2. More info @ Kimmelcenter.org
Lauren Woodard Rachel Goldman
THE SECOND CITY COMEDY TROUPE RETURNS TO THE
KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS WITH A
SIDE-SPLITTING SHOW ABOUT HEARTBREAK AND LOVE
IN IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME, JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 2, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, November 15, 2018) – World-famous, edgy and thought-provoking comedy troupe The Second City has been laughing at love and its infinite scroll of side effects for decades. This winter, The Second City is returning to the Perelman Theater Wednesday, January 30 – Saturday, February 2, 2019 for five hysterical performances from their new tour, It Not You, It’s Me – The Second City. The show features comedy’s newest generation of writers and performers as they amuse the audience with jokes about heartbreak, missed connections, and the mire of human relationships.
“This iconic comedy empire is responsible for producing some of the greatest comedy stars in the business, including fan favorites Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, and many more,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “We have no doubt that this new generation of writers and performers will impress the crowd with their clever twist on heartbreak and relationships, as members of the troupe have been doing on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus for years.”
The Second City opened its doors in December of 1959 and since then has become the world’s most influential and prolific comedy, theater, and improv school. From the start, the club developed unique ways of creating and performing sketches, setting themselves apart by their experimental and unconventional approach to both theater and humor. Today, The Second City’s imprint is felt across every entertainment medium and has grown from a single stage to a diverse entertainment company. Establishing themselves as a leader in the industry, the legendary establishment now includes training centers in Toronto, Chicago, and Los Angeles; four international touring companies; and continues to make unique media in television film and in the digital realm.
Other upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: Iliza: Elder Millennial Tour (January 12, 2019, Merriam Theater); Martha Graham Cracker in Lashed but Not Leashed (March 14 – 16, 2019, SEI Innovation Studio); and The Improvised Shakespeare Company (June 7 – 8, 2019, Perelman Theater).
IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME – THE SECOND CITY
January 30, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
January 31, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
February 1, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
February 2, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
February 2, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now and start at $43.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883. See www.kimmelcenter.org for more information.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2018-2019 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org.
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