Second City returns to the Playhouse in the Park with an all-new, totally skewed skewering of the Queen City with “Less Pride... More Pork,” previews beginning April 29.
Last season’s custom production, “The Second City Does Cincinnati: Pride and Porkopolis,” broke box office records to become the longest-running, highest-grossing show in Thompson Shelterhouse show history.
“Not only did they set a record for us, but we also set a record for them. Cincinnati has the record for the longest run we've ever done for one of these shows,” said Kelly Leonard, The Second City’s executive vice president. “The audiences were fantastic and not afraid to share their own ideas for what we could be doing on stage. So we're thrilled to be able to come back and dole out more comedy for an audience that is so welcoming.”
Although The Second City has performed repeatedly in various cities with different types of shows, this is the only second time – Atlanta was the first – that they’ve produced an additional city-specific show.
To create the all-new show, The Second City sent two writers to Cincinnati for an “immersion,” or interaction with a wide array of Greater Cincinnatians during the last week of February. In the span of about 72 hours, Dana Quercioli and Ed Furman met politicians, journalists, business people, Playhouse patrons and residents spanning East, West and Northern Kentucky.
- Prices for range from $25 - $74, depending on day and seat location, and are subject to change.
- Tickets are just $25 for the preview performances at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2.
- The official opening night is Thursday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
- Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays.
- For more information, call the Playhouse box office at 513/421-3888 (toll-free in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana at 800/582-3208) or visit www.cincyplay.com. Call 513/345-2248 for TDD accessibility