Tuesday, January 26, 2010

L.A. Improv Relief Week for Haiti

January 24-31, 2010

The Second City Training Center in Hollywood is honored to take part in LA improv Relief Week for Haiti - please come down to our theatre this week to support this important cause. The four major improvisation companies in Los Angeles (The Second City Hollywood, The Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade and IO West) come together to create a series of performance events called "LA Improv Relief Week for Haiti" to raise funds and support for the situation in Haiti.

Together, these four comedy institutions will collect donations from their patrons from January 24th-31st at performances at their venues. 100% of the donations will be donated to Haiti relief organizations.

LA Improv Relief Week will culminate with several of the theatres hosting their own events where ticket revenue and donations will be added to the cause (check individual theaters and their websites for details and additional information). IO West presents an evening of benefit shows on Thursday January 28. The Groundlings will host a series of special main company and alumni benefit performances on Thursday, January 28. The Second City Hollywood on Saturday January 30 will host an evening of "pay what you can" alumni performances and The Upright Citizens Brigade will offer Mercycat at their venue on Sunday, January 31. Check each venue for performance times, ticket information and donation opportunities.

Through laughter we will help them survive. Through surviving they will learn to laugh again.

Special Alumni Performances on SATURDAY, JANUARY 30TH

At the Second City Studio Theatre on January 30th, special alumni performances will begin as early as 5pm. Confirmed names for these shows include: George Wendt, Bernadette Birkett, Keegan-Michael Key, Larry Joe Campbell, Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton ("Frangela"), plus many more!

Tickets will be pay what you can at the door with a minimum donation for some shows of $10. These tickets are only available at the door so come early to reserve your seat!!

Donations collected at ALL Performances January 24-31

We will be collecting donation at each and every performance in our theatre this week. Any donation large or small is appreciated. And at the end of the week, Andrew Alexander, owner of The Second City will match 100% the amount donated by our patrons.

Check out our website for show information. We have shows running every single night so whether you come to see Detention Hall, Ditka, CatNip, The Really Awesome Improv Show or any of our other fantastic shows, you can make a donation to the cause and be a part of helping to rebuild Haiti.

Tickets for all regular shows can be purchased online at www.etix.com (this does not include the special alumni shows on Saturday January 30).

Thank you for taking part in this effort to help a nation in need. With your help, the improv community in Los Angeles will make a huge difference in this tragic situation.


The Second City Training Hollywood