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QP 2012-13 Season of Mirth, Merriment & Mystery!
OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS a comedy by Joe DiPietro
Directed by John Pease
Production dates SEPTEMBER 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21 & 22 2012
Featuring: Stell Monahan, Ron Wackowski, Kay Gross, Steve Malatesta, Julianne O’Connor and Peter Sofronas.
PLAZA SUITE one of Neil Simon’s best comedies
Directed by Joe Stallone
Production dates OCTOBER 26, 27 NOVEMBER 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 2012
Featuring: Barbara Douglass, Shawn Maguire, Kerry Anne Kilkelly, Karl Schmith and Steven Atwater
There’s a lot going on in Suite 719 at New York City’s swank Plaza Hotel in this classic Neil Simon comedy. We are treated to three comedies played out in the same suite by three couples in very different situations, each taking a look, and a poke at marriage, morals, and middle-age. It is a hilarious and shrewd situation comedy with witty, sassy and acerbic exchanges and snappy one-liners. In his inimitable way, Simon intertwines the comedy with the pathos and distress that is true to life. Audiences are enjoying the revival on Broadway today as much as they did when it originally opened on Broadway in 1968, winning the Tony for Best Play. Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite remains in the hearts of all theatre goers. Make your reservations soon to join in the fun!
FUNRAISER Suburban Holidays NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
Production dates DECEMBER 6, 8, 14 and 16 2012
White Kwanzaa by Daniel Glenn
To be Directed by Patrick Cleary
Production dates DECEMBER 7, 9, 13, and 15 2012
Sunflower’s Last Thanksgiving by Sarah Morrison
To be Directed by Donna Corbett
AUDITIONS September 23rd & 24th 2012
Seen The Nutcracker too many times? Can you recite the speeches by every ghost in A Christmas Carol by heart? It’s time for some new holiday traditions! Join us at QP for new plays that explore the holiday themes of Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanza with a unique perspective – all written by New England Playwrights. Suburban Holidays New Play Festival is an exciting new idea for QP. We promise the four plays chosen will entertain and captivate you for the holidays! Each of the one act plays will be performed over two weekends on an alternating schedule so everyone can find time in their busy holiday schedule to see all four!
SCOTLAND ROAD a great mystery by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Ron Wackowski
AUDITIONS December 9th & 10th 2012
Production dates MARCH 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 2013
A beautiful young woman in early twentieth-century clothing is found floating on an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic. She says only one word: Titanic. There is a mysterious young man whose goal is to prove she is a fake and reveal her true identity. His one clue is her references to an unknown place called Scotland Road. In a stark white room, assisted by a skeptical doctor, he plays a cat-and-mouse game with her. As time runs out, he brings in the last living survivor of the disaster, an elder woman who has lived in seclusion for 75 years. By the play’s end, one of the characters is dead and the relationship between the woman and mysterious man is revealed.
DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL a comedy by Mitch Albom
Directed by Kristen Hughes
AUDITIONS March 3RD AND 4TH 2012
Production dates APRIL 26, 27 AND MAY 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 2013
An uproarious story of two bumbling Alabama brothers who have never shot a duck but they think they shot an angel! As they lament their fate in the local swamp, they are chased by a cynical tabloid journalist and his reluctant photographer who don’t believe any of it—until they discover feathers, wings and a tiara. It is a story with a half-man/half-alligator, sibling rivalry, a tawdry media boss, a Gasmart cashier and a ghost. As the chase to find the angel builds so does the hilarity! This eventually heartwarming play interweaves love, loss, riffs on cultural stereotypes and race relations and builds to a surprising ending that few playgoers see coming! The play premiered 2004 at the Purple Rose Theater in Chelsea, Michigan, a theater started by actor Jeff Daniels.
Quannapowitt Players Celebrates it’s 81st Season!
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