America All Better!!: Second City's Latest Sketch Comedy
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All offers for America All Better!! have expired.
The last date listed for America All Better!! was Saturday August 31, 2013 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Woolly Mammoth Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $53.00 - $68.00
- Our Price:
- $20.00 - $34.00
Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award-winning writer-director Aaron Posner (The Chosen) mounts an encore performance of his latest play at the always-innovative Woolly Mammoth Theatre after its runaway success last summer. Helmed by the company's artistic director Howard Shalwitz, this admittedly loose and frequently irreverent adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull follows a famous actress whose son, an aspiring theater director, wants make a name for himself on his own. But when his muse, the lovely Nina, falls for his mother's lover, all kinds of romantic and artistic disappointment ensue. Posner turns the original play's famous subtext into scenes and songs, calling Stupid F***ing Bird "a rough-and-tumble meta-theatrical mash-up." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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This is the fourth time that Second City has played at Woolly since 2008. I have seen the last three shows and this one is by far the best. I would have given this year's performance 5 stars if they would not have included the improv part at the end. It was very silly and stupid and so unnecessary. I suggest you try to escape before they start this part--they even make a joke about leaving before they start it. If I wasn't trapped in a middle seat near the front, I would have run to the exit.
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This Second City troupe performed a few funny skits, but their improv stuff just seemed very amateurish. Woolly's tickets are high priced and even discounted, with all the fees, they are expensive...will think twice before trying them again.
Quotes & Highlights
“This stellar new show is right up there with the classics.” _—Chicago Tribune _
“With their customary assortment of gags, jabs, songs and jibes, the jokesters of Chicago’s venerable Second City are back in town.”_ —Washington Post_
Check out the interactive events surrounding the show. _ _
The show runs one hour, 45 minutes with one intermission.
About the Ticket Supplier: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company ignites an explosive engagement between theatre artists and the community by developing, producing and promoting new plays that explore the edges of theatrical style and human experience, and by implementing new ways to use the artistry of theatre to serve the people of Greater Washington, DC.