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Comedy legends The Second City to return to APSU with new show

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, Chicago’s famed sketch and improv comedy theater, The Second City, will return to Austin Peay State University’s Trahern Theatre with “The Second City: Fully Loaded.” This new show will feature classic material made famous by Second City stars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell, as well as brand new scenes, songs and improv from the theater’s sold-out shows in Chicago and Toronto.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, Chicago’s famed sketch and improv comedy theater, The Second City, will return to Austin Peay State University’s Trahern Theatre with “The Second City: Fully Loaded.” This new show will feature classic material made famous by Second City stars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell, as well as brand new scenes, songs and improv from the theater’s sold-out shows in Chicago and Toronto.

The special one-night engagement, featuring some of the theater’s top talent, will kick off the 2015-2016 Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence in the Creative Arts program. Established in 1985 by the legendary “King of Country Music” Roy Acuff, the chair is an endowed professorship designed to bring regionally and nationally acclaimed artists together with students, faculty and community members in a creative environment. The chair, administered through the Center of Excellence in the Creative Arts, rotates each year between different creative arts departments at APSU, with the Department of Theatre and Dance hosting it this year.           

Tickets for The Second City performance are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call Marcus Hayes at the Trahern Theatre box office at (931) 221-7379.