The Second City to Return to Cape Playhouse with FREE SPEECH! This Fall

The Second City to Return to Cape Playhouse with FREE SPEECH! This Fall

The Second City, Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater, returns to The Cape Playhouse with "Free Speech! (While Supplies Last)" an irreverent look at America's electoral insanity. Playing September 13 through 17, for 5 performances, press night is set for Tuesday, September 13 at 7:30 pm.

This topical new show features political satire made famous by Second City stars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Keegan­Michael Key, as well as brand new scenes, songs and improv straight from their sold out shows in Chicago and Toronto. This must-see evening of comedy features some of Chicago's best and brightest in this special engagement.

Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating nearly six decades of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and continues to launch the careers of comedy superstars.

The Second City made their Cape Playhouse debut in fall 2015 with a sold-out engagement of "Fully Loaded."

Playing September 13 through 17, performances are Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm, and Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm.

Tickets, priced at $29.00-$49.00, can be purchased at CapePlayhouse.com, at the Cape Playhouse Box Office (820 Main Street, Route 6A, Dennis, MA), or by phone at 508-385-3911.

The non-profit Cape Playhouse was founded in 1927 by Californian Raymond Moore, who spent several summers in Provincetown painting scenery, writing plays, and acting in local theatre. His vision, however, was to have a theatre of his own - a smart, sophisticated summer theatre that would bring Broadway to Cape Cod. He purchased a 19th-century former Unitarian Meeting House for $200, had it moved to 3½ acres of pasture land fronting the Old Kings Highway in Dennis, and converted it into a professional theatre. The Cape Playhouse has been kept true to its original structure - even the original pews still serve as seats. The opening performance on July 4, 1927 was The Guardsman, starring Basil Rathbone. Over the years, many big- name stars from Broadway and the silver screen have acted there, including Bette Davis (who first worked as an usher), Gregory Peck, Gertrude Lawrence, Lana Turner, Ginger Rogers, Humphrey Bogart, Tallulah Bankhead, Helen Hayes, Julie Harris, and Paulette Goddard. It's no wonder the Cape Playhouse is known as "The Birthplace of the Stars." Many young, aspiring performers have spent their summers here. In 1956, a young student was given a small part in The Male Animal, starring Henry Fonda (his daughter, Jane)! Today, most of the stars still come from Broadway, but it seems that almost every well-known star of stage, screen, and TV has walked the stage of the Cape Playhouse.


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