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APSU to host Chicago's famous The Second City

Austin Peay State University and the Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence in the Creative Arts program will host The Second City, Chicagos legendary comedy theater.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20 in the Trahern Theater. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Trahern Theater box office.
Austin Peay State University and the Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence in the Creative Arts program will host The Second City, Chicago's legendary comedy theater.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20 in the Trahern Theater. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Trahern Theater box office.

Since its inception in 1959, The Second City has become the premier training ground for some of the comedy world's most famous and talented stars. Alumni include Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris, Steve Carell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Alan Arkin, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Robert Klein and John Belushi.

Performances of The Second City are full of satire and hilarious improvisations, as well as the comedy stars of tomorrow. No subject matter or topic is off limits for The Second City.

Tickets are currently on sale at the Trahern Theater box office at (931) 221-7379. For more information call Marcus Hayes, assistant professor of theater and dance, at (931) 221-6371. -- Jessica Baird