Friday, December 4, 2015

This Is The Week That Is

1812 Productions is presenting the 10th Anniversary Production of This Is The Week That Is at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Street. The show can be seen through December 31.  Political satire is never funnier than when performed by the 1812 troupe of Aimé Donna Kelly, Dave Jadico, Alex Bechtel, Jennifer Childs, Sean Close and Justin Jain along with head news writer Don Montrey. The evening starts with each actor giving a campaign pledge and asking audience members to give similar pledges to the theatre in envelopes enclosed in their playbills. Hot topics of immigration reform and same sex marriage are only slightly veiled with Star Wars characters such as Chewbacca immigrating and the long awaited marriage of C3P0 and R2D2  celebrated.  Let us not forget the ever-important interview from the lobby, in which an audience member is dragged from his seat to be interviewed. Is it a set up?  I’ve seen this this show for years and can’t be sure.  The audience participant is certainly a good sport  and always seems surprised. Do you have a favorite presidential candidate?  Donald Trump? Ted Cruz? Bernie Sanders?  Hillary Clinton?  Don’t worry. No one has been neglected.  No presidential candidate gets away unscathed.   All are hysterically skewered. This extraordinarily talented cast jokes, sings, plays instruments and most of all, makes you double up with laughter, holding your belly ‘til it hurts. This production is fresh every night; as new events occur, the writers are busy rewriting the next show. Plan to see This Is The Week That Is.  You won’t be disappointed.  For more information or tickets, call 2215-592-9560 or visit online at ..

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