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January 14, 2014

The Mauckingbird Theatre Company Opens Its 2014 Season With Beautiful Thing, A Tale Of Young Love, January 15-February 2

The Mauckingbird Theatre Company Opens Its 2014 Season With Beautiful Thing, A Tale Of Young Love, January 15-February 2

This month, The Mauckingbird Theatre Company, Philadelphia’s premier gay theater company, presents Beautiful Thing, a story of first love during difficult times. Beginning tomorrow, January 15, watch the story of two teenage boys and their newfound love unfold in an area where poverty and violence prevails in Southeast London. Even during times of extreme trouble, […]

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January 7, 2013

Luna Theater Takes A Risk With Lungs, Performed Without Props, Costume Changes Or Standard Set, Opening January 25

Luna Theater Takes A Risk With Lungs, Performed Without Props, Costume Changes Or Standard Set, Opening January 25

With just two actors and a bare stage, playwright Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs explores a big topic that has perplexed couples throughout the ages: Is now a good time to have a baby? The intimate drama, presented by Luna Theater Luna Theater, starting January 25, proves the weighty question can sure shake up a romantic relationship. […]

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November 27, 2012

Roundup: Our Guide To Holiday Theater This Season In Philadelphia

Roundup: Our Guide To Holiday Theater This Season In Philadelphia

There’s no place like the theater for the holidays, where all of the magic of the season comes to life on stage. From the stately Avenue of the Arts to the city’s cozy suburban playhouses, Philadelphia is presenting a ton of great holiday-themed theater this season sure to be a treat not just for theater […]

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May 31, 2012

InterAct Theatre Company Concludes Its 2011/12 Season With Etched In Skin On A Sunlit Night, Performed June 1-24

InterAct Theatre Company Concludes Its 2011/12 Season With Etched In Skin On A Sunlit Night, Performed June 1-24

Originally commissioned by InterAct Theatre Company back in 2009, Etched In Skin On A Sunlit Night, is an intense drama about lust, culture clash and betrayal. The play follows Jules, an African-American painter who has fled the U.S. under ambiguous circumstances and embraced a whole new life in, of all places, Iceland. As Barack Obama’s […]

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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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April 9, 2012

Flashpoint Theatre Company Closes Its Season With The World Premiere Of Slip/Shot, April 11-May 5

Flashpoint Theatre Company Closes Its Season With The World Premiere Of Slip/Shot, April 11-May 5

Flashpoint Theatre Company is closing its season with the world premiere of award-winning local playwright Jacqueline Pardue Goldfinger’s Slip/Shot. You might have seen Jackie’s work produced by Azuka Theatre (The Terrible Girls) or Gas & Electric Arts (Hershel & The Hanukkah Goblins). Slip/Shot is set in Tallahassee, Florida in the early 1960’s, when Kitty and […]

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March 29, 2012

Mauckingbird Theatre Company Presents The Temperamentals, On Stage April 11-29

Mauckingbird Theatre Company Presents The Temperamentals, On Stage April 11-29

Mauckingbird Theatre Company, Philadelphia’s “Best Gay Theatre Company,” according to Philadelphia Weekly, opens its fifth season with the Philadelphia premiere of Jon Marans’ 2009 play The Temperamentals. The piece, so named for the code word gay men used to refer to themselves, reveals the courageous men of the Mattachine Society, the first viable gay rights […]

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March 26, 2012

InterAct Theatre Company’s “Outside The Frame” Festival, Four Weeks Of Nationally-Renowned Work, Kicks Off March 27

InterAct Theatre Company's "Outside The Frame" Festival, Four Weeks Of Nationally-Renowned Work, Kicks Off March 27

InterAct Theatre Company is giving us a lot more than we bargained for with an 8-for-1 special. For the very first time, the company is replacing its third production of the season with a four-week long theatre festival entitled “Outside the Frame: Voices From the Other America.” Seven works by nationally-renowned story-tellers, solo artists and […]

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March 9, 2012

New City Stage Company Presents Terrorism, On Stage Through March 25

New City Stage Company Presents Terrorism, On Stage Through March 25

New City Stage Company presents a “shrewd, scary comedy,” according to the New York Times, called Terrorism, on stage at the Adrienne Theatre now through March 25. There’s a bomb scare at the airport and a suicide at the office. A man ties up his lover while an old woman plots murder. At the scene […]

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January 18, 2012

InterAct Theatre Company Presents Microcrisis, A Wall Street Satire On Stage January 20-February 12

InterAct Theatre Company Presents Microcrisis, A Wall Street Satire On Stage January 20-February 12

InterAct Theatre Company continues its 2011/2012 season with Microcrisis, a scathing modern-day satire on stage January 20-February 12. In the context of America’s current recession, the play poses the question, “What happens when wheeler-dealers on Wall Street use the Nobel Prize-winning concept of microcredit to ravage the world economy?” Bonus: following the 2nd and 3rd […]

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