Jennifer Childs, Sean Close, and Susan Riley in "This Is The Week That Is" at 1812 Productions in Philadelphia. (Photo by Mark Garvin)

1812 Productions Announces 2018-19 Season

The comedy focused theatre will tackle rock ‘n’ roll and funny ladies in history next season.

PHILADELPHIA: 1812 Productions has announced its 2018-19 theatre season, which features an American premiere from playwright Tom Wells and three original works.

The season kicks off with the American premiere of Tom Wells’s rock ‘n’ roll comedy Broken Biscuits (Oct. 4-28), about three teenage losers who plan to make a lasting mark on their town during their last summer together.

Next will be the theatre’s annual political comedy show This Is The Week That Is (Nov. 23, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019), a satire with content that changes with the headlines. 

1812 Productions also plans to present a two night only holiday engagement (Dec.10-Dec.11), to be announced shortly.

Following will be Broads (Feb.13-24, 2019), a red curtain comedy revue curated by Jennifer Childs, which celebrates the funniest ladies of the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s.

Next will be The God Project (April 25-May 19, 2019), written by Sean Close and Jennifer Childs and featuring Close, Childs, and Joilet Harris. The play follows two co-workers and their omnipresent manager in a Swedish furniture store who must unpack the meaning of “some assembly required” along with their Sunday school memories.

Finally the season will close with An 1812 Comedy Conversation (May 13-14, 2019), a conversation with the creators of This Is The Week That Is, which will be celebrating its 13th year.

Founded in 1997, 1812 Productions focuses on producing devised and original  comedic works.