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Gorton Community Center presents – The Best of The Second City

Saturday November 10, 2018

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Gorton Community Center presents – The Best of The Second City

Come spend a fabulous night out close to home!
Seating is reserved.

Premium Ticket includes: Limited Reserved Seating and Champagne and Dessert Reception —$150

Reserved Seating—$75

This performance is generously produced by Pam & David Waud. Proceeds from ticket sales of this event help underwrite Gorton programming.

A brief history: Opening as a small cabaret theatre in 1959, The Second City is now considered one of the most influential and prolific comedy theatres in the the world. With its roots in the improvisational games of Viola Spolin, The Second City developed an entirely unique way of creating and performing comedy. Founded by Spolin’s son, Paul Sills, along with Howard Alk and Bernie Sahlins, The Second City was experimental and unconventional in its approach to both theatre and comedy. At a time when mother-in-law jokes were more the fashion, The Second City railed against the conformist culture with scenes that spoke to a younger generation. The Broadway success of Mike Nichols and Elaine May – members of The Second City’s predecessor, The Compass Players – put attention on the fledgling company. Soon, alumni of The Second City – such as Alan Arkin, Barbara Harris, Robert Klein, David Steinberg and Fred Willard – began to cement the theater’s reputation for developing the finest comedic voices of each and every generation. With the debut of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, populated by Second City Alums John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Gilda Radner, the theatre became internationally known for its ever increasing roster of comedy superstars.

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Gorton Community Center
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045

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