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September 17, 2013

Roundup: A Preview Of Fall Performing Arts On Stages Across Philadelphia

Fall in Philadelphia brings a fresh flurry of locally designed haute fashion, crunchy local apples and bright orange pumpkins, restaurant menu refreshes, fall street festivals and — last but not least — the kick-off of a new performing arts season. With the successful run of another Philadelphia Fringe Festival ushering local theatergoers out of summer [...]

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May 7, 2013

Roundup: Celebrate Mother’s Day Across The City With Brunch, High Tea, Alfresco Fairs, Arts Events And More

Little-known fact: Mother’s Day was founded by Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia and first officially observed in 1908 to honor motherhood and family life during the early days of feminism. Supported by John Wannamaker, Mother’s Day was given federal recognition in 1914. In 2013, take time to honor the woman who brought you into the world [...]

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February 7, 2013

1812 Productions Kicks Off The Sweet Romantic Comedy To Fool The Eye, On Valentine’s Day, February 14

Reality and fantasy collide in the most spectacular way in To Fool The Eye,, a lively farce written by Jeffrey Hatcher that’s presented by 1812 Productions, starting on February 14. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to kick of this whimsical romantic comedy, which is a modern adaptation of the French classic Léocadia. The premise [...]

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December 20, 2012

Tonight Picks: Rittenhouse Row Holiday Party, Zahav’s “Very Jewish (And Korean!) Christmas Party,” Philadelphia Orchestra Concert, South Street Santa Bar Crawl And More

[Evenings in Philadelphia are always action-packed, especially during the holiday season, and we want to help you cherry-pick from all the events and activities going on. On certain days that promise particularly bustling evenings, we round up our selections for the most can't-miss pursuits with which to fill your schedule. See you out there!] • [...]

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November 12, 2012

1812 Productions’ Dave And Aaron Go To Work Stars Two Masters Of Physical Comedy In A Wordless Vaudevillian Production, Opening November 29

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 [...]

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October 10, 2012

Tonight Picks: Design Philadelphia Opening Night, Center City Restaurant Week, Secret Cinema Screening, Open Air, Theater And More

[Evenings in Philadelphia are always action-packed, and we want to help you cherry-pick from all the events and activities going on. On certain days that promise particularly bustling evenings, we round up our selections for the most can't-miss pursuits with which to fill your schedule. See you out there!] • Outdoor Dining: We’ve got some [...]

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September 28, 2012

Roundup: A Preview Of Fall Theater Season In Philadelphia

Fall in Philadelphia means locally designed haute fashion, crunchy local apples and bright orange pumpkins, vivid foliage, crisp craft beer, the re-enlivening of the Linc, restaurant menu refreshes, fall street festivals and — last but not least — the kick-off of a brand new theater season. With the successful run of another Philadelphia Live Arts/Fringe [...]

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April 20, 2012

1812 Productions Presents David Mamet’s Classic Comedy Boston Marriage, April 26-May 20

It’s tough to say what the main draw is for seeing Boston Marriage, presented by 1812 Productions. Is it the sharply written script by acclaimed playwright David Mamet, or the show’s three leading ladies, who are among Philadelphia’s most entertaining actresses: Grace Gonglewski, Suzanne O’Donnell and Caroline Dooner? Any way you look at it, the [...]

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Jen Childs, Co-Founder Of 1812 Productions
 

Often called the funniest woman in Philadelphia, Jen Childs is a tour de force on the local theater scene. She’s the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of 1812 Productions, the only professional theater company in the country dedicated to comedy.

In 2010, they were honored as one of only 10 theaters in the U.S. to receive a National Theatre Company grant from the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards. Next up on the 1812 docket is David Mamet’s Boston Marriage, on stage starting April 26.

Watch the video above to meet Jen, see inside Plays & Players Theatre where 1812 performs, and find out what other popular comedy troupe she likes in Philadelphia, and why.

1812 Productions
Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Street
www.1812productions.org

ComedySportz
The Playground @ the Adrienne, 2030 Samson Street
www.comedysportzphilly.com

Often called the funniest woman in Philadelphia, Jen Childs is a tour de force on the local theater scene. She’s the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of 1812 Productions, the only professional theater company in the country dedicated to comedy. In 2010, they were honored as one of only 10 theaters in the U.S. to receive [...]

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Welcome to Uwishunu's video series called "Philly 101," featuring 101 videos about Philadelphia in 101 days. Each video features a different Philadelphian, from top chefs and boutique owners to hotel doormen and brewers, sharing what they wish more people knew about Philly. Let us know what you wish more people knew about in the comments, on Twitter and on Facebook.
 

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February 29, 2012

1812 Productions Presents Their Newest Comedy Cabaret Let’s Pretend We’re Famous, On Stage Starting March 6

1812 Productions is back with an uproarious comedy cabaret titled Let’s Pretend We’re Famous, on stage March 6-25. It’s a riff on comedic powerhouse duo Tony Braithwaite and Jen Child’s Let’s Pretend We’re Married presented by Act II Playhouse in January of this year. Take a trip down the red carpet for an evening of [...]

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