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:
- $50.00 - $70.00
- Our Price:
- $25.00 - $35.00
Watching a Supreme Court case performed verbatim may not sound like a lot (or even a little) fun. But when the Supreme Court case is 1991's Barnes v. Glen Theatre, in which a group of strippers claims mandatory pasties and thongs infringe on their First Amendment rights, and the play is performed by Elevator Repair Service, who received rave reviews for Gatz, a verbatim performance of The Great Gatsby, it all makes a lot more sense. Arguendo shows the Supreme Court justices pondering the ideas of "adult" car washes and nude operas, while the lawyers and representative go-go dancer make their case in a show that's both heartfelt and silly. The New York Times called Arguendo "wittily inventive" and Entertainment Weekly described it as "boisterously entertaining." 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.