Ruthless Acts of Kindness

Second City New York Mainstage

Age Requirement 13+
We welcome all guests 13 years of age and older, but minors must be accompanied by an adult. Please note show rating for guidance on language and innuendo.
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Rated R
The Second City gives every show a rating to help patrons understand if content is appropriate for younger audiences. We welcome all guests 13 years of age and older, but minors must be accompanied by an adult. R rating is due to language and inneundo. Our shows take place in a night club atmosphere where alcohol is served.
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Tickets starting at $39

Ruthless Acts of Kindness Showtimes | May 2024
May 2024

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About the Show

Ruthless Acts of Kindness is a wild, hilarious romp through the most perilous dilemma of the modern era: Dealing with Other People. In a world where buying a cup of coffee spins us into an existential crisis and the only relief is dissociative fantasy, this 6-person cast sings, dances, and improvises their way through an exciting evening of barbershop quartets, bizarre subway encounters, and singing grandfather clocks. Dodgeballs, clowns, and spooky lanterns abound in this immersive 100-minute sketch comedy and improv revue.  Join us down the manhole!

Quick Facts

Rated R due to language and innuendo

We welcome all guests 13 years of age and older. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.



In Theater Dining
In Theater Dining

We offer small bites and a wide selection of drinks–including a good dose of local craft beers.


Second City New York Mainstage

The Second City provides accessible parking and seating at every performance. Each theater is equipped with wheelchair accessible and/or companion seats.

Assistive listening devices are available upon request.

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