$10 Tickets to 'The First Day of School’, 10/1, 8 p.m., at 1812 Productions ($20 Value)


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  • New comedy from Beavis and Butthead writer Billy Aronson
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  • Great for friends or dates

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Playgrounds and swings aren’t the only things that can swing. Today’s deal reveals the secret lives of soccer moms with $10 tickets to Billy Aronson’s hilarious new comedy, The First Day of School, a $20 value. Be the first to get in on the laughs—your Groupon is good for the 8 p.m. preview show on Thursday, October 1, 8 p.m., at 1812 Productions.

As soon as the lunches are packed, the shoes are tied, and the school bus disappears down the cul-de-sac, the real fun can begin. Aronson’s soccer-mom sex farce is a hysterical look at the risqué behaviors parents engage in after shipping their little ones off to school. 1812 Productions co-founders Pete Pryor and Jennifer Childs (together on stage for the first time in six years) join hometown favorites Chris Faith, Susan Riley Stevens, and Karen Peakes in this sexy suburban show.

The laugh-out-loud comedy is brought to you by Billy Aronson, whose impressive background includes concept development for RENT and dialogue writing for MTV’s Beavis and Butthead. This is the first farce to hit the stage at 1812, an award-winning theater company devoted to entertaining audiences and supporting local talent.

Catch this play with your recess-era pals, and see if it confirms your suspicions about parents. If you are a connoisseur of awkward situations, invite your folks, too.


The First Day of School hasn’t opened yet, so there aren’t any user reviews. 1812 Productions got four stars from one Yelper:

  • 1812 Productions is Philadelphia's all comedy theatre company. That's what they do, and from the show that I saw recently, I can say that they do it very well. – George R.

Less-Than-Stellar New Productions

1812 Productions' rival, Theatre Companye Troupe, also has a slate of new productions for the upcoming season. Though the fledgling troupe had some flops in their previous season, they have high hopes for this season’s schedule:

  • Jess Wrightfield: Super Cop That Time Forgot
  • Escape from the Eiffel Tower, The Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Play
  • Waiting for Godot 2: Showdown in Explosion Town
  • Two Naked Grad Students Yelling
  • Beneath the Banal Surface of Suburbia Lies an Ironic Comment on Female Sexuality in the 1950s...Live!

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