1812 Productions: This Is the Week That Is

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Philadelphia can take a lot of credit for America’s political foundation, and true children of Philly know how to enjoy a good, gut-busting laugh. When politics meets a good time in this city, it must be in 1812 Productions’ hilarious This Is The Week That Is, the all-comedy theater company’s live “Saturday Night Live meets The Daily Show” extravaganza. The production’s enjoying its seventh consecutive year of comedic excellence, continuing its home-grown tradition of reporting both local and national political news with a satirical twist. Whether the target is Broad Street or Pennsylvania Avenue, it’s all fair game to This Is The Week That Is.

“It’s got some musical elements, and it’s super funny,” cast member and external relations director Dave Jadico tells PW. “There are some improvisational moments, but we rewrite a portion of the show, which changes weekly and sometimes night to night. There’s always something going on. This year, we’re certainly looking at Russia and the Ukraine quite a bit because they’ve been so prevalent in the news as of late.”

Jennifer Childs, TITWTI’s creator and director, and news correspondent Don Montrey are credited with the bulk of the writing, but the cast all add their own unique contributions. “The six weeks out of the year that we do this has become a bit of a tradition,” Jadico says. “And we poke fun at both sides equally, so everyone can have a good time—regardless of which side of the aisle they’re on.” // KENNEDY ALLEN

Through Sun., June 1. $25-$40. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St. 215.592.9560. 1812productions.org

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WHEN
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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- Price: Unknown

WHERE
1714 Delancey St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 05/21/2014. .

FOR MORE INFO
Plays & Players Theatre

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