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Announcing our 2018-2019 Season!

The Second City It’s Not You, It’s Me - Friday, February 1, 2019.
Fairbanks Concert AssociationOne night only: a special collaboration with the Fairbanks Concert Association - presented in the Lee H. Salisbury Theatre on UAF's main campus.  

Two performances, 6:00 & 8:30pm.
Tickets are available now.

The Sencond CityThe Second City has been laughing at love and its various side effects for decades. With It’s Not You, It’s Me they take shots at heartbreak, missed connections and the mire of human relationships, as seen through the eyes of the next generation of comic writers and performers. Sure, sometimes “it’s complicated” but this isn’t! Your friends, parents even your blind date will all find something achingly familiar to laugh at – all from the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and more. Join us for the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest, performing hilarious sketch comedy and The Second City’s trademark improvisation.

Rooted in the groundbreaking improvisational games of Viola Spolin, The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959, and a comedy revolution began. The small cabaret theater has grown to become the most influential and prolific comedy empire in the world, developing an entirely unique way of creating art and fostering generation after generation of superstars.

Co-founded by Spolin’s son, Paul Sills, along with Howard Alk and Bernie Sahlins, The Second City was experimental and unconventional in its approach to both theater and comedy. Almost immediately, alumni of The Second City, including Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Fred Willard, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, launched the theater into the international spotlight. In 1976, Second City launched “SCTV,” which has been hailed as one of the greatest sketch comedy series of all time. The two-time Emmy winner featured an all-star cast made up of Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Dave Thomas, Joe Flaherty, and Rick Moranis.

Today, The Second City is home to a world-class entertainment company, continuing to produce premier talent in all three of its locations–Chicago, Toronto, and Hollywood–and entertaining more than one million audience members a year.
Two performances - one night only!
Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 6:00pm
Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 8:30pm
Tickets are available now.

Famous For Fifteen MinutesThe Famous For Fifteen Minutes playwright festival (presented in "reader's theatre" style) will be one night only, Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7pm.  Free.

"Dead Man's Cellphone" toe tag"Dead Man's Cellphone" by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Carrie Baker.

Live in the Salisbury Theatre.  March 29 - April 6, 2019

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man – with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. A work about how we memorialize the dead – and how that remembering changes us – it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. - Summary provided by Sam French

A Night for Conversation publicity imageFilm Screening / Premiere: "A Night for Conversation" by Kade Mendelowitz.

Dates and times To Be Announced.

More information and behind-the-scenes photos/videos are available at:

Thaw Out Film Festival 2019UAF Film Club presents the 2019 Thaw Out Film Festival.  April 14, 2019 6:00-9:00pm

Hess Rec Center on campus.  More information to follow.

  • Please note: tickets held at “will call”, even if paid for, will be released for resale 10 minutes prior to curtain/showtime.
  • Unclaimed seats (if you have your tickets, but aren’t at the theatre) 5 minutes prior to curtain may also be resold. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to performances so that we may start on time.
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