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Second City Touring Company Returning To The American Theatre

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HAMPTON—The Second City Touring Company will make a stop at The American Theatre on Saturday, March 25 beginning at 8pm with a new show perfect for spring romance and big laughs.

“The Second City Swipes Rights: An Incomplete Guide to the Ultimate Date Night” is 90 minutes of sharp-witted comedy as the legendary performing troupe takes a hilarious look at dating and relationships. NOTE: The show is for mature audiences.

“We’re thrilled to welcome The Second City back to Coastal Virginia,” said Hampton Arts Artistic director Richard M. Parison, Jr. “Their effortless comedic style creates a once-in-a-lifetime experience for every show. So, whether you’ve seen The Second City before or experiencing their quick-witted humor for the first time, it’s sure to be a hilariously good time.”

Each show is unique and draws upon two performance styles for which the troupe has become famous. Sketch comedy includes fully scripted scenes performed by the company of actors, while improv relies on audience suggestions to create characters, scenes, and songs.

The Chicago-based improvisational theater group is celebrating a 60-year history of bringing comedy to the masses. Famous actors who started at The Second City include, among many others, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Jordan Peele, and Stephen Colbert.

The American Theatre is located at 125 E. Mellen St. in the Phoebus section of Hampton. Tickets for the show are available online.

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