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A Clown Car Named Desire

A Clown Car Named Desire

Join the limber and handsome cast of A Clown Car Named Desire for a spectacular night of illusion featuring brave, multitasking mothers expressing themselves; hyper hipsters competing for the ultimate in cool; and long term monogamous couples desperately trying to remember how they got that way. It's a night to remember and the perfect antidote to that mundane and troublesome state called reality.

Directed by Jen Ellison, The Second City e.t.c. features veteran cast members Carisa Barreca (The Second City’s Guide to the Opera), Brooke Breit and Punam Patel alongside newcomers Eddie Mujica, Chris Redd and Tim Ryder. Alex Kliner takes his place behind the baby grand as Musical Director/Composer and Kyle Anderson rules as Stage Manager. The producing team for The Second City's e.t.c. theater includes Chief Executive Officer & Executive Producer for The Second City, Andrew Alexander; Executive Vice President, Kelly Leonard; Producer, Alison Riley; and Associate Producer, Jeremy Smith. A Clown Car Named Desire was originally written by Carisa Barreca, Brooke Breit, Mike Kosinski, Michael Lehrer, Punam Patel and Chris Witaske.

Tickets for A Clown Car Named Desire are available by phone at 312-337-3992 or online at The show schedule is as follows:

8 pm

Friday and Saturday
8 pm & 11 pm

7 pm

If you're hungry or looking for a drink, we have a full Bar and Appetizer Menu available throughout all performances.

Got kids?
The Second City has a nightclub atmosphere and alcohol is served. Our shows contain adult content and language. Most of our shows are the equivalent of an R-rated movie. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when coming to the 11pm shows due to Chicago curfew laws. Please note we're not able to admit anyone under the age of 10. The Second City is best for savvy teen and adult audiences.

If you require special seating or accommodations (wheelchair-bound, hearing impaired, or visually impaired) please contact our box office at (312) 337-3992 to ensure the best service.

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Recent Reviews
  • “"4 out 4 Stars…a hot young cast… funny, high-stakes show."
    - Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, 4-star review
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    Chicago Tribune, 6/28/2013
  • “"magic…bring a pair of oversized floppy shoes and enjoy"
    - Jason Heidemann, Chicago Magazine
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    Chicago Magazine, 6/26/2013
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