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Buyer & Cellar Oct. 5—29, 2017 Written by Jonathan Tolins Directed by Dan O’Neil


Alex is an underemployed actor who has fallen into the oddest of odd jobs — running the make-believe shopping mall in Barbra Streisand’s basement! Winner of the 2014–2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show, this Off-Broadway smash makes its Philadelphia debut at 1812 Productions!



“Irresistible, delicious, and wickedly funny.”

-New York Times

This Is The Week That Is Nov. 24—Dec. 31, 2017 Written & Performed by the This Is The Week That Is ensemble The June and Steve Wolfson Family Foundation Series Honorary Producer Terry Graboyes

1812’s annual political comedy is taking off the gloves and getting ready to hop in the ring with the most unpredictable administration in modern history.

Get ready to laugh.  Bigly.



“Two-plus hours of laughter.

If you’re a political junkie, this is for you.”

-Philadelphia Inquirer

Hope & Gravity
Apr. 26—May 20, 2016 Written by Michael Hollinger Directed by Jennifer Childs

When an elevator crashes in a major city, nine lives intersect in surprising ways — through love and sex, poetry and dentistry, in offices, homes, and hotel rooms.  By turns comic and profound, Hope and Gravity traces the barely perceivable threads that connect us all.



“Brilliantly structured and

hilariously written.”

-Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Add these special events to your subscription!

The Carols: Live in Concert

Dec. 11 & 12, 2017

1812’s hit original musical about finding joy in the darkest of times returns to the stage to brighten your holidays! This special concert performance features members of the original cast and plays for two nights only!

A Few of Our Favorite Things

Feb. 14—18, 2018

A co-production with Act II Playhouse, we are pleased to present the latest original comedy cabaret from Jennifer Childs and

Tony Braithwaite!


May 14 & 15, 2018

Over the past seven years, 1812 has celebrated classic humorists like Steve Martin, Phyllis Diller, Woody Allen, David Sedaris, and Tom Lehrer.

We’re curating a new piece for 2018 and will announce soon!

Performance Location:

Plays & Players Theatre

1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103


1812 Productions Administrative Office:

2329 S. 3rd St.  Philadelphia PA 19148

PH: 215.592.9560

1812 Productions is dedicated to creating theatrical works of comedy and comedic works of theater that explore and celebrate our sense of community, our history, and our humanity.

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