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The Second City is bringing the cure to Chickasha


Image of a rubber chicken and the title The Second City's "Cure for the Common Comedy"

The Second City is bringing the cure to Chickasha

 

Chicago’s legendary theatre company, The Second City, will launch the 17th season of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series with “Cure for the Common Comedy.” The one-night-only performance will be held in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

This witty, sensational program for teens and adults combines classic and contemporary sketch comedy, songs, and improvisation to create an evening of surprise and side-splitting laughter. The unscripted and uncensored show makes numerous pop culture references and may contain mature or adult content. 

General admission tickets for the public are $15 and $10 for students and seniors aged 60 and over. 

“Affordable ticket prices are made possible again this season by support from our campus and community sponsors. We are grateful to everyone who cares about bringing professional performances to Chickasha,” said professor of theatre arts and series coordinator Katie Davis.

The Second City is celebrating nearly six decades of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest stars. 

Some of The Second City’s most notable alumni include Bill Murray, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Martin Short, Tina Fey, Keegan-Michael Key, Stephen Colbert among dozens of others. From 1976 to 1984, their sister-theatre in Canada produced the groundbreaking TV series “SCTV,” a major influence on the development of “Saturday Night Live.”

The Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series is made possible in-part by support from the Chickasha Public School Foundation, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Oklahoma Arts Council and USAO Foundation. Its mission is to encourage attendance at high-quality performing arts events as an aspect of a liberal arts education, to provide an affordable entertainment resource for our college family and our community, and to become a leader in local arts education by presenting relevant and culturally diverse programming that reflects and broadens the aesthetic of our audiences.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://usao.edu/events/davis-waldorf-performing-arts-series-second-city  or call (405) 574-1213.