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The Quannapowitt Players, Inc. have been in the business of providing quality community theater for 79 years in an volunteer-run converted two room schoolhouse in Reading, MA. Renown for their depth of talent, both in the actors who are featured on stage and the designers who build, light and produce the “magic” on stage, QP provides an affordable alternative in the greater Boston area. Come join us for a performance.  We guarantee you will be delighted by the quality and craftsmanship of our performers and designers!

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Kimberly Akimbo

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By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Ben Delatizky

 

Performance Dates: January 26, 27 and February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 2018

“Can we just be normal for a few minutes?,” Kimberly asks in Pulitzer Prize Winning David Lindsay-Abaire’s dark hysterical comedy of family dysfunction & secrets, criminal relatives, coming of age & facing one’s own mortality. And through it all… the possibility of finding love in the end.

Featuring: Wilson Belbin, Patrick Cleary, Wendy Feign,  Jenny Fielding and  Kerry Lynne

Tickets are $20 or $18 for Seniors/Students and can be purchased on-line through PayPal.  There is a transaction fee for on-line purchases.  For reservations call the QP Box Office.  Only checks and cash are accepted at performances.

All Friday and Saturday performances are at 8PM. The Sunday performance is at 2PM. All at the QP Playhouse 55 Hopkins Street Reading MA

 

39 Steps

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By James Goldman
Directed by Michele Fisher

Performance Dates: March 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and April 6, 7 2018

A celebration of Hitchcock, film noir and the magic of theater! Pining for excitement, our hero finds himself the target of a global espionage plot that takes him from the shadowy streets of London to the foggy moors of Scotland, trying to solve the mystery of the ’39 Steps’ and clear his name. The Tony award-winning play is packed with intrigue, murder plots, double-crossing secret agents, government secrets, classy dames, old fashioned romance, and even an onstage airplane chase. How is this all possible on stage? With 4 actors playing 150 different characters and a whole lot of ingenuity!

Featuring:    Katie Moore as  Woman, Adam Heroux as Hannay, Catherine Verow Quintana and                  Eric Linebarger as Clowns.

Tickets are $20 or $18 for Seniors/Students and can be purchased on-line through PayPal.  There is a transaction fee for on-line purchases.  For reservations call the QP Box Office.  Only checks and cash are accepted at performances.

All Friday and Saturday performances are at 8PM. The Sunday performance is at 2PM. All at the QP Playhouse 55 Hopkins Street Reading MA

2018-2019 Season!

TAKING STEPS ~ a wonderful & uniquely staged farce

Written by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Gordon Ellis and David Fisher

SEPT/OCT 2018

In the course of one night we meet a hard drinking tycoon who is considering buying a Victorian country house thought to be a former bordello and haunted by a deceased prostitute!  There is his solicitor who ends up in bed with his wife, her brother and the brother’s fiancé, who gets stuck in a closet and tries to figure out whether to run  or not to run away. We know you will not want to run away from this hilarious comedy!

 

TERRA NOVA ~ an extraordinary story and an inventive play

Written by Ted Tally 

Directed by Michele Aguillon

JAN/FEB 2019

The play takes us to the ill-fated Antarctic expedition of Robert Falcon Scott, blending in flashbacks of Scott and the young wife he left behind in England, as well as glimpses of his Norwegian rival Roald Amundsen, whose party beat Scott to the South Pole. It is an incredible story drawn from his journals and letters that capture the chilling intensity of the bravery and heroism of Scott and his men.

MOTHER AND SONS ~ 2014 Tony Nominee for Best Play

Written by Terrance McNally

Directed by David Berti

MAR/APR 2019

A powerful, funny and touching play that explores our evolving understanding of what it means to be a family. A mother trying to move on has to look back at what her son’s life would have been. NBC’s said “McNally captures a moment of hope and promise …,” a feeling we all need.

 

FUNNY MONEY ~ a great farce by one of the masters!

Written by Ray Cooney

Directed by Donna Corbett

MAY/JUN 2019

A simple birthday dinner of friends turns into a night of confusion and misdirection with a number of briefcases that all look the same but contain very different items! And everyone wants just one of them including “Mr. Brerfcurse,” who puts this frenetic farce into high gear!

Prelude To A Kiss

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By Craig Lucus
Directed by Gordon Ellis

Audition Dates: March 11 (day) and  12 PM, 2018

Performance Dates: May 18, 19, 20, 24, 25 and June 1, 2 2018

You meet the love of your life, your destiny, your one true soulmate. Vows are exchanged and happily ever after is laid out before you. So what happens when that soul reveals itself to be someone entirely different that you thought they’d be? In ‘Prelude To A Kiss,’ Craig Lucus’ charming romantic comedy with a twist, a simple kiss turns the worlds of three people completely upside down, and the question of who we love and what that really means is put to the ultimate test.

  

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