1812 Productions keeps This Is the Week That Is going year after year with a successful mix of familiar and new. The former includes characters like director Jennifer Childs’ South Philly commentator Patsy, Dave Jadico’s hilarious roving reporter, and their deadly funny TV news parody. The talented team avoids repetition not only by exploring different themes each season, but by updating the show’s content daily. The fall presidential election will keep Childs and Co. insanely busy. Can their “by the seat of our pants” creative process keep up with Mitt Romney?
Through Nov. 4, $22-$38, Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St., 215-592-9560, 1812productions.org.