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LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS Second City's The Good, The Bad and The I-5. August 6 - September 1, 2013

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La Jolla Playhouse Presents

The Second City Theatricals

The Good, The Bad and The I-5

August 6 - September 1, 2013

For over 50 years, this legendary sketch comedy troupe has been famous for their cutting edge satiric revues as well as being the launching pad for generations of comedy superstars. In keeping with tradition, the Chicago-based Second City returns to La Jolla Playhouse from August 6 - September 1 with an original, sidesplitting tribute to San Diego, about San Diego!

Contains strong language and adult content.

Learn More About The Second City

The Second City

A Chicago landmark and a national treasure, The Second City celebrates more than 50 years of cutting edge satiric revues and continues to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. The company's celebrated alumni include Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Martin Short, among many others. With scripted and improvisational elements, audiences always enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the next generation of comic legends. > Learn More

Press and Reviews for Second City Theatricals

– Gary Zeidner, Boulder Weekly

– Ted Pappas, Artistic Director Pittsburgh Public Theatre

Mandell Weiss Forum

The Mandell Weiss Forum is a 400-seat thrust stage theatre, with audience members surrounding the stage on three sides. It contains a rehearsal hall, two courtyards and an outdoor "lobby." Built with sleek industrial materials and intersecting geometric shapes, it has a long free-standing entry wall with massive reflective smoky-glass panes that generate the illusion of being both within and outside of the partition.

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The Good, The Bad and The I-5 Special Events

Opening Night - Food Trucks

Thursday, August 8 at 6:00 pm

This opening night performance also includes access to some of San Diego's finest food trucks, plus a complimentary microbrew tasting!

Foodie Friday

Friday, August 16 at 6:00 pm

Theatergoers with a love for beer and delicious eats are invited to attend Foodie Fridays, where a ticket to select Playhouse performances also includes access to some of San Diego's finest food trucks, plus a complimentary microbrew tasting!

Added ASL Interpreted Performance

Friday, August 23 at 8:00 pm

This performance has added American Sign Language interpretation for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing.


About Second City

Take a backstage look at The Second City Touring Company.