January 29, 2014
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 [...]Read more»
December 20, 2012
[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!] • [...]Read more»
April 20, 2012
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 [...]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
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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 [...]Read more»
February 29, 2012
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 [...]Read more»
October 14, 2011
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 [...]Read more»
December 21, 2010
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 [...]Read more»
December 10, 2010
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 [...]Read more»
May 26, 2010
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 [...]Read more»
April 27, 2010
Woody Allen once observed, â€œ80 percent of success is showing up.â€ Of course, in his own instance, thereâ€™s more to it. Like prodigiously cranking out films, some of which have become icons of their time. Heâ€™s also written a slew of stories, which as per many of his flicks, offer idiosyncratic perspectives on life, love, [...]Read more»