The actors may be silent, but the audience won’t be able to keep quiet when 1812 Productions presents Dave and Aaron Go to Work, opening at Plays & Players Theatre on November 29.
You just can’t help but laugh out loud at the antics that go on in this wordless comedy about two friends in search of the perfect profession.
Styled as a “silent film for stage,” this hilarious world premiere production harkens back to works by iconic comedians like Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. It presents the story of a pair of mismatched idiosyncratic pals who share a really small apartment. One’s a fussbudget and the other’s all rumpled.
With an original score, sound effects and supertitles, the show stars Dave Jadico and Aaron Cromie, two of Philadelphia’s finest physical comedians. This dynamic duo had folks yukking it up at the 2003 Philadelphia Fringe Festival with Two Hats Two Heads, an original work about two vaudevillian hat jugglers.
Dave & Aaron Go To Work continues in the vaudeville vein, while branching out into even broader physical comedy as the two try out all kinds of jobs, from dog walker to librarian to astronaut. Things never go quite right, but that never stops them from trying.
The story is timeless and with the inclusion of puppetry, slapstick and magic, it’s ideal entertainment for anyone age six and up who loves to laugh. Get tickets online.
1812 Productions presents Dave and Aaron Go to Work
When: November 29–December 31
Where: Play’s & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Street
More info: www.1812productions.org