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April 21, 2014

1812 Productions Presents High-Spirited Political Comedy This Is The Week That Is, Starting Thursday, April 24

Sure, it’s easy to poke fun at the absurdity of the political scene but 1812 Productions makes a real art of it with This is the Week That Is, launching at Plays & Players Theatre on Thursday, April 24. The annual showcase is always a highlight of 1812′s season, and the way things have been […]

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January 29, 2014

Theatre Exile Moves To Rittenhouse Square’s Plays & Players Theatre With Sam Shepard’s Comedy True West, Opening Thursday, January 30

We can’t all be only children; which means that for a large part of the population, daily battle becomes a rite of passage into adulthood, thanks to the prides and pitfalls of sibling rivalry. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, director, and Academy Award-nominated actor Sam Shepard’s dark comedy True West puts this mythic formula to the test […]

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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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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.

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

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The Playground @ the Adrienne, 2030 Samson Street
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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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October 14, 2011

1812 Productions Kicks Off Its 2011/12 Season With Mistakes Were Made, A Critically-Acclaimed Off-Broadway Comedy On Stage Through October 30

Craig Wright’s critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway play Mistakes Were Made has opened the 2011-2012 season for 1812 Productions. Mistakes Were Made stars Barrymore Award-winning actor Scott Greer, who plays the main and pretty much only character (save for a brief appearance by a secretary and an overfed fish), Felix Artifex. Felix is a self-described “imaginative, hopeful, and […]

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December 21, 2010

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Performing Arts Shows On New Year’s Eve In Philadelphia

True to its newly minted reputation as a creative hotbed, Philadelphia provides performing arts-lovers with a wide range of options for New Year’s Eve. Each of these shows is exclusive to the city and unparalleled in artistic quality. You can’t choose wrong. • The Pennsylvania Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Academy of Music: Catch the […]

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December 10, 2010

1812 Productions Presents Their Popular Annual Comedy Show This Is The Week That Is, Now Through December 31

Always wanted to see a live taping of Saturday Night Live? You have through the end of this year to catch a show that rivals SNL in comedic quality. This Is The Week That Is, presented by Philadelphia’s all comedy theatre company 1812 Productions, will run through December 31st at Plays and Players Theatre. A […]

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May 26, 2010

Carousel @ the Plays & Players Theatre

Carousel is one of those Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals that’s oft overlooked in favor of shows like The Sound of Music, South Pacific and The King and I. It certainly doesn’t deserve this second-tier billing, and the Plays & Players Theater Company know that. P&P will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel beginning with preview performances […]

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