Mar. 10 - Mar. 11 , Plays and Players , $25
Philadelphia’s only all-comedy theater company, 1812 Productions, delights in educating audiences about American comedy — previous shows have celebrated Bob Newhart, Steve Martin, Woody Allen, Tom Lehrer and David Sedaris. The company’s latest Evening Without … compilation features Jewish humor, pulling laughs from the Old Testament (yes, there’s a joke in Genesis!), Sholem Aleichem (popularized by Fiddler on the Roof) and immigrant Yiddish theater. That’s just the...
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Apr. 04 - Apr. 13 , 8pm , Plays and Players , $15-$20
Fresh new comedy Dear Diary, Bye coming to the Skinner Studio on the 3rd floor of Plays and Players Theater: A humorous juxtaposition between a male voice and a girl’s thoughts, Dear Diary, Bye is based on the diary of nine-year old Ellie Brown from 1984, with a twist. Philadelphia actor Arlen Hancock presents the diary as his own, exploring thoughts on school-yard scrapping, a fickle stream of crushes and love interests, a post-divorce family situation, and naïve...