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Second City Opens 'The Second City That Never Sleeps' 12/9


The Second City is proud to announce the 7th annual event: "The Second City That Never Sleeps: Letters to Santa" - 24 consecutive hours of improvisation by Second City performers featuring a variety of special guest artists - a tradition that provides presents for needy children during the holiday season. The show will begin on Tuesday, December 9th at 9pm and will conclude on Wednesday, December 10th at 9pm with a special performance by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy at The Second City e.t.c. (1608 North Wells in Piper's Alley).

An ensemble of Chicago's best known improvisers (along with alumni of The Second City) will take the stage for an entire 24-hour period. Improvisational games, scenes, songs, monologues and random acts of weirdness inspired by sleep deprivation will accompany performances by such artists as Robbie Fulks, The Breeders, Nina Nastasia, Babyco, Tullymonster and Jeff Tweedy. UCB's ASSSSCAT will also make an appearance. More special acts will be announced in the days leading up to the event.

Listed below is the current performance schedule. For schedule updates, visit

Performance Schedule:

10:00pm (12/9/08) ASSSSCAT (monologist TBA soon!)

1:00am(12/10/08) Nina Nastasia

7:00am (12/10/08) Babyco

12:00pm (12/10/08) Robbie Fulks

4:00pm (12/10/08) The Breeders

7:00pm (12/10/08) Tullymonster

9:00pm (12/10/08) Jeff Tweedy - Special Set

Tickets for "The Second City That Never Sleeps: Letters to Santa" are $10.00 for the 24 hour period and $20.00 for the 24 hour period plus the Jeff Tweedy performance. All tickets can be purchased at the door.

There will be auction items and raffle prizes.


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