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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Second City revue to perform in Pittsburg

The Second City will bring its legendary brand of humor and irreverence to Pittsburg for a performance at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, in Pittsburg's Memorial Auditorium. The performance is part of Pittsburg State University's Performing Arts and Lecture Series.

Second City traces its roots to a cabaret revue show started by students at the University of Chicago in the 1950s. Today there are Second City theaters in Chicago, Toronto, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York, as well as a touring company. For more than 40 years, the touring shows have brought the best scenes, songs and improvisations from the Second City archives to universities and communities around the country.

Although the style of comedy has changed over time, the Second City format has remained the same. Second City revues feature a mix of semi-improvised and scripted scenes with new material developed during unscripted improv sessions after the second act.

A number of well-known performers began careers as part of the historic troupe and later moved to television and film. In the mid-1970s, Second City became a source of cast members for Saturday Night Live and SCTV, which borrowed many of the writing and performing techniques pioneered by Second City and other improv groups.

Tickets for the performance are $5 for the public and $3 for persons 65 and older or 17 and younger. PSU students are admitted free with a valid ID. To order tickets, call the PSU Ticket Office at 620-235-4796 or visit the office online at http://www.pittstate.edu/union/tickets/.

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