Friday, June 13, 2014

SC Announces New e.t.c Show "Apes of Wrath"

The Second City e.t.c. is proud to announce the opening of The Second City e.t.c.’s 38th Revue, “Apes of Wrath.” In the world of high stakes, we become a more heightened version of ourselves, which can sometimes resemble more simian behavior than human. From unitard sporting performance artists, an intimate encounter with robot culture and the primal effects of downsizing, "Apes of Wrath" embraces the dark and light sides of our human devolution.

Veteran Chicago-based director Jen Ellison leads returning cast members Carisa Barreca, Brooke Breit and Punam Patel with new cast members Eddie Mujica, Asher Perlman and Tim Ryder. Alex Kliner is back at the piano as the Musical Director and Composer and Kyle Anderson returns as Stage Manager. The producing team for “Apes of Wrath” includes Andrew Alexander (CEO & Executive Producer), Kelly Leonard (Executive Vice President), Alison Riley (Producer) and Jeremy Smith (Associate Producer).

Tickets for “Apes of Wrath” start at $23.00 and are available by phone at 312-337-3992 or online. The show schedule is as follows:

Tuesday (Aug 6 - 13)                    8:00 p.m.
Wednesday (July 9 - Aug 13)        8:00 p.m.
Thursday                                     8:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday                          8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Sunday                                        7:00 p.m.


CARISA BARRECA (Ensemble) is overjoyed to be performing with her second revue on the e.t.c. Stage. Along with writing and performing in A Clown Car Named Desire, Carisa has worked with Second City aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines, UP Comedy Club, and at Lyric Opera with Patrick Stewart and Renee Flemingin on The Second City Guide to the Opera. She’s an artistic director of Matter Dance Company and was voted Best Choreographer by Chicago Reader. You can follow her infrequent and candy fueled tweets @cinderisa.

BROOKE BREIT (Ensemble) is super happy to return to e.t.c. with this amazing ensemble!  Previous credits include writing and performing in A Clown Car Named Desire, The Second City Touring Company, One Nation Under 1%, The Second City Improv All-Stars, Whirled News Tonight (iO Chicago) and Love is Dead (The Annoyance), as well as solo character work. Brooke is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.

EDDIE MUJICA (Ensemble) is incredibly honored to be on the e.t.c. stage! He hails from Hialeah, FL and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. He is an alum of The Second City Touring Company (RedCo), performs regularly at iO (Winter Formal), and shoots the 3-pointer at a high percentage. Follow along: @mooheekah.

PUNAM PATEL (Ensemble) is thrilled for her second revue with The Second City e.t.c. Previously, Punam was in the e.t.c.’s A Clown Car Named Desire and has also performed with Second City’s Touring Company, Upstairs Gallery, iO, The Playground Theater, Chicago Live!, and Improv All-Stars. A native Floridian, she enjoys sunning, eating, biking, and lounging with Droomie.

ASHER PERLMAN (Ensemble) is delighted to be a member The Second City e.t.c. stage alongside such wonderful people. A Wisconsin native, Asher has also performed with The Second City Touring Company, The Improvised Shakespeare Company, ComedySportz, iO, Comedy Partners, and the TBS Just For Laughs festival’s solo showcase. Follow along: @asherperlman.

TIM RYDER (Ensemble) is honored to appear in his first e.t.c. revue. A veteran of The Second City Touring Company, he has also performed in The Second City Guide to the Opera, The Second City Improv All-Stars, Baby Wants Candy, The Beatbox, and in shows at iO Chicago and ComedySportz. You might have seen him in videos for The Onion, in the webseries Game Bros ( or on those weird TVs in mall food courts. Find him online at and @timryder.

JEN ELLISON (Director) has worked all around Chicago as an actor, writer, and director for Trap Door Theatre, ComedySportz, Theatre Seven, Collaboraction, The Neo-Futurists, and The Second City. In addition to teaching ethics at DePaul University and Writing at The Second City Training Center, she is also a member of the Comedy Studies faculty at Columbia College Chicago.

ALEX KLINER (Musical Director) is super stoked to return to e.t.c. after music directing the previous revue, A Clown Car Named Desire. Prior to joining the e.t.c. family, Alex spent two years traveling the country with the Second City Touring Company. When not working with Second City, Alex designs sounds and composes music for a wide variety of video and theatre projects. Alex’s New Years resolution is to be better about updating his website, We’ll see.

KYLE ANDERSON (Stage Manager) This is Kyle’s third revue with The Second City e.t.c., where he is lucky to serve as both stage manager and lighting designer. He previously worked on A Clown Car Named Desire, Sky’s the Limit (Weather Permitting), and We’re All in This Room Together.

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