Chicago’s famed comedy improv troupe, The Second City, will end its summer residency at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Sept. 3. The press opening was June 15 and regular performances began June 16.
Over the twelve week run, three different Second City national touring troupes were in residence at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center. Keeping with their 40-year tradition, the group performed their “Best of Second City” sketches, as well as new improvisational material.
The June 22 and August 24 performances were benefit shows. Sponsored by the Twelve Nights Foundation, the benefit performances raised funds for nonprofit organizations in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The June 22 show benefitted PADS and Hope Now, Inc. The August 24 show benefitted the Kenneth Young Center in Elk Grove Village.
After the summer schedule, the group will return to perform The Second City’s Dysfunctional Holiday Revue from December 7-31. The show consists of the improv masters satirizing traditional holiday festivities. Tickets are $15 for the summer and winter shows.
The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is located at 111 West Campbell in Arlington Heights. For tickets, call the Metropolis box office at (847) 577 2121. For more information on the Second City shows, visit them at www.secondcity.com by Daniel Fischer
and Ernio Hernandez