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Second City to co-host Women's Health Fair with Howard Brown Health Sept.
She the People to extend through November 11, 2018
2018-08-23

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Chicago, IL — Learn and laugh with the ladies of The Second City and Chicago's premiere women's health organizations at the first-ever Second City Women's Health Fair, hosted by She the People & Women's Health Services at Howard Brown Health.Representatives from groups including Planned Parenthood of IL, Chicago Women's Health Center, Early to Bed, Empowered Therapy and Howard Brown Health will be on hand Thursday, September 6 to empower guests before they take in a performance of Second City's juicy comedy hit The Second City's She the People: Girlfriends' Guide to Sisters Doing It for Themselves,a sketch show created, designed and performed entirely by the women of Second City.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Health Fair begins at 6:30pm

Show begins at 8:00pm

Tickets & info at secondcity.com/womenshealthfair .

Additionally, Second City announces the final Chicago extension of She the People featuring the talents of original cast members Carisa Barreca, Alex Bellisle, Katie Caussin and Kimberly Michelle Vaughn in addition to Emma Pope and Kaye Winks. Under the direction of Carly Heffernan with musical direction by Mary Mahoney, She the People has been extended through Sunday, November 11, 2018 in The Second City's UP Comedy Club.

She the People opens August 9 at The Second City Toronto and will head east to Washington D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in December.

We'll bet you 72 cents on the dollar ( or much, much less! ) you'll cheer for this sketch show that the Chicago Tribune calls "Empowering entertainment" and the Chicago Sun-Times says is "one of the funniest revues Second City has produced in the last twenty years."

This mimosa-and-madness-fueled foray roasts the patriarchy, taking on everything from having it all...to having that sick feeling your government is trying to send you back to the Middle Ages. It's time for women everywhere to collectively reclaim comedy!

She the People is written by Carisa Barreca, Alex Bellisle, Marla Caceres, Katie Caussin, Carly Heffernan, Maria Randazzo, Rashawn Nadine Scott, Tien Tran, Kimberly Michelle Vaughn, and Lauren Walker. Abby Beggs is the lighting designer and Jaci Entwisle is the stage manager.

She the People plays on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm at UP Comedy Club, located at 230 W North Ave, 3rd Floor of Piper's Alley, Chicago. Tickets, starting at $26, are available at the Second City Box Office ( 230 W. North Ave, First Floor, Piper's Alley ), by phone at 312-337-3992 or online at www.secondcity.com . Suggested Rating: R

About the Artists

Carly Heffernan ( Director ) is an award-winning alumna of The Second City Toronto, where she wrote and performed in four Mainstage revues. She recently co-wrote the hit show The Second City Guide to the Symphony and toured with it across Canada and the United States. She directed the critically acclaimed Second City Toronto Mainstage revue Come What Mayhem!, as well as The Second City Touring Company and several Norwegian Cruise Line shows. Carly currently writes forSecond Jen ( CityTV ), The Irrelevant Show ( CBC Radio ) and Air Farce Canada 150 special ( CBC ).

Mary Mahoney ( Music Direction/ Sound Design ) has worked as a Musical Director for sketch and improv comedy all over the continent while touring with Second City Theatricals aboard the Norwegian Dawn and The Second City Touring Company. A former music faculty member of Western Washington University, she is now a faculty member at The Second City Training Center.

Abby Beggs ( Lighting Design ) When she's not in the booth at The Second City, she can be found stage managing, directing and composing music for theatre around town. Stage management credits include: L'enfant et les Sortilèges,L'incoronazione di Poppea ( Roosevelt University ), The Out of Tooners ( Off-Color Theatre Company ), Gallo ( Guerilla Opera ), Blue Window ( Brown Box Theatre Project ), The Scene, Good People and Barefoot in the Park ( Dorset Theatre Festival ), among others.

Carisa Barreca ( Assistant Director/Ensemble ) returns to She The People. She is an Alumni of The Second City's Resident e.t.c stage where she wrote and performed in three critically acclaimed revues. She performed at the Lyric Opera with Patrick Stewart and Renée Fleming in The Second City's Guide to the Opera, at the Kennedy Center and at Goodman Theatre with Twist Your Dickens and she wrote and performed in Hubbard Street Dance Company and Second City's collaboration The Art of Falling. Currently, she can be seen in Pop TV's show Hot Date as "Sue."

Alex Bellisle ( Ensemble ) returns to She the People and is a member of the Severn Darden Graduate Program, The Second City Training Center's house ensemble. Alex is a Chicago-based comedian and actress and has performed at iO Chicago, ComedySportz and aboard the Norwegian Pearl with Second City Theatricals. A native Texan, Alex enjoys swimming, riding her bike, and hanging out with her dog, Doug.

Katie Caussin ( Ensemble ) is originally from Springfield, VA, and received her degree in Theater from Radford University. She has been an actor in Chicago for over 20 years, many of them with The Second City Touring Company and Theatricals productions. Most recently, she appeared as "Mrs. Cratchit" in Twist Your Dickens at Goodman Theatre. Last year, she toured around the U.S. in The Realish Housewives: A Parody. She has also performed with Second City for the USO in the Balkans and has performed at both the iO and Annoyance theaters in Chicago. On camera, she recently appeared in an episode of Chicago Justice on NBC and has been featured on Onion News Network's Special Report web series.

Emma Pope ( Ensemble ) is thrilled to be joining the fierce cast of She the People. Emma was born in Washington D.C., and has been living in Chicago since 2011. A recent alum of The Second City Touring Company, you can find her performing and teaching at a variety of theaters in Chicago, as well as in her film and TV work. For more info, visit her website atwww.EmmaPope.com . Emma is represented by Paonessa talent.

Kimberly Michelle Vaughn ( Ensemble ) returns to She the People. She graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with her BA in Theatre. A recent alum of The Second City Touring Company ( RedCo ), she is currently acting in short films and television shows including a recent episode of Pop TV's Hot Date. She is represented by Paonessa Talent.

Kaye Winks ( Ensemble ) is #blessed to perform alongside the fabulous ladies of She the People! Kaye trained at the Moscow Art Theatre's Stanislavsky School and with French master clown Philippe Gaulier. She recently wrote and performed her hit one-woman show TOKEN to sold-out audiences at The Second City Training Center and toured it to Upright Citizen's Brigade LA, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, TX, and United Solo Theatre Festival NYC where it won Best Festival Debut. Her original short play Hoods premiered at Goodman Theatre in association with Collaboraction Theatre. She is proud wife to husband Alex, proud mama to rock star kitty David Lee Roth, and proudly represented by Shirley Hamilton, Inc. and NV Talent. Follow her @kayewinks.

About The Second City

Since opening its doors 1959, The Second City has grown to become the world's premier comedy club, theater and school of improvisation, entertaining 1 million theatergoers a year around the globe. Alumni of The Second City's resident stages, touring companies, and theatrical divisions include some of the biggest names in entertainment, and in addition to the sold-out shows playing nightly on resident stages in Chicago and Toronto, the comedy empire has staged productions with a wide range of illustrious creative partners and theatre companies, including the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Goodman Theatre, Center Theater Group Los Angeles, Portland Center Stage, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, La Jolla Playhouse, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, and even the Chicago Bulls.

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