Thursday, December 4, 2014

This Is The Week That Is

Witty, whimsical, wildly entertaining and wickedly droll …. just about sums up 1812 Productions’ ninth annual presentation of its smash political comedy, This Is The Week That Is, playing through December 31 at Plays and Players Theatre,  1714 Delancey Streets.  Written and performed by Scott Greer, Dave Jadico, Aimé Donna Kelly, Susan Riley Stevens, Don Montrey and Tabitha Allen, with additional writing by Greg Nix, this comic masterpiece is directed by 1812’s artistic director, Jennifer Childs. While some similarities exist between this production and previous iterations, in many ways the show is brand new. Tribute is paid to the Ebola frenzy. With a nod to Mad Men and the advertising business, much of the political satire presented has an underlying running joke about branding.  Even the segment that involves participation from an audience member requires him to have a brand for himself for the next mayoral race. Corporations such as Google, BP, Facebook and Starbucks are hysterically personified at a News Years Party in a ploy to examine basic human rights.  Women’s Rights are visited by the Supremes- female Court Justices that is - who magically have the talent and moves of Dianna Ross and her cohorts. Can Pluto regain its status as a planet?  Can it keep up with the bigger masses?  You’ll just have to come to this presentation and see. As headlines change daily, so too does the script for each performance.  Always up-to-date with the latest in the news front, this production evolves throughout its run. No matter what the headline of the day is, you’ll find it ensconced in the show in a manner that will have you roaring with laughter. For more information or tickets, call 215-592-9560 or visit online at

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