On February 11, The Second City e.t.c., Chicago's premiere comedy improv troupe, opens its 16th revue "Farewell My CompuServe."
The revue is described as an eclectic mix of stories, songs and improvisations which include scenarios such as taxicab confessions, clown rights, and other bizarre occurrences.
According to the press agent for the show, the title was picked by the cast members as a funny, timely name, but the show itself includes almost no planned references to the on-line or interactive world. In one scene, in which a frustrated customer visits the cable office, the serviceman is able to track the fine details of the customers life, including her daughters report card, from looking at his computer.
Although the press release for the show is headlined, "SECOND CITY e.t.c. HOPES TO SCORE FREE ON-LINE SERVICE WITH TITLE OF NEW REVUE," the press agent admitted that the only computer currently on-line in the administrative offices is a member of America On-Line (AOL), and if more office computers go on-line, they will use AOL as well.
Shows run at Second City's Chicago home on North Wells from Wednesday-Sundays. For ticket prices, show times and reservations phone (312) 642-8189.