January 7, 2013
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. [...]Read more»
May 31, 2012
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 [...]Read more»
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.
Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Street
The Playground @ the Adrienne, 2030 Samson Street
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 [...]Read more»
April 9, 2012
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 [...]Read more»
March 29, 2012
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 [...]Read more»
March 26, 2012
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 [...]Read more»
March 9, 2012
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 [...]Read more»
January 18, 2012
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 [...]Read more»
November 29, 2011
11th Hour Theatre Company’s Ordinary Days is a musical of firsts. It’s the first time the company has brought in an outside director; and their choice was a brilliantly talented one: Barrymore-, Helen Hayes- and Lucille Lortel-winning Joe Calarco. It’s the first time Philadelphia audiences get a chance to see work by Adam Gwon, a [...]Read more»