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Quality Community Theater on Boston's North Shore
The Quannapowitt Players, Inc. have been in the business of providing quality, volunteer-run, community theater for over 77 years. Renown for their depth of talent, both in the actors who are featured on stage and the technicians who build the “magic”, QP provides an inexpensive alternative to the theater hosted in Boston. Come join us for an evening – we guarantee you will be delighted by the quality and craftsmanship of our performers and technicians!
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What better way to survive this year’s mid-term elections than seeing a political satire by David Mamet?
Join Director Chip Sheeran and his cast that includes Jason Myatt, Shayne Doherty, Kristen Dattoli, Robert Hallisey and Lou Fuoco in this hilarious take on Presidental Elections!
Production Dates October 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24 & 25, 2014
David Mamet’s Oval Office satire depicts one day in the life of a beleaguered American commander-in-chief. It’s November in a Presidential election year and incumbent Charles Smith’s chances for re-election are looking grim. Approval ratings are down, his money’s running out and nuclear war might be imminent. With Mamet’s characteristic no-holds-barred style, November is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of American politics today and the lengths to which people will go to win.
Tickets are $19 Regular and $18 Senior/Student
Suburban Holidays III
Directed by Patrick Cleary and Donna Corbett
Production Dates: November 28, 29, 30 & December 5, 6, 7, 2014
Join the fun of QP’s new holiday tradition! Have you seen The Nutcracker too many times? Can you recite the speeches by every ghost in A Christmas Carol by heart? It’s time for the Third New Holiday Play Festival and QP Fundraiser that explores different holidays – all written by New England Playwrights!
Directed by Gordon Ellis
Production Dates: January 23, 24, 30, 31 & February 1, 6, 7, 2015
Alan Ayckbourn’s comedic foray into science-fiction drops us into a not-too-distant future where actors have been replaced by robotic “actoids” and where the art of comedy has been lost. That is until an aspiring young writer with a love of the classics discovers a malfunctioning actoid that has developed a sense of humor all her own. As the duo attempt to ignite their respective TV careers, they soon find themselves challenging the theory that the ability to laugh – as well as the ability to fall in love – is what differentiates computers from their human creators.
Of Mice and Men
Directed by Michelle Aguillon
Production Dates: March 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 2015
This American classic by Nobel Prize-Winning author John Steinbeck, tells the story of George and Lenny, displaced migrant workers during the Great Depression in the farmlands of California’s central valley. Together they hold the American dream of someday owning their own place, but when Lenny runs into trouble, George is faced with protecting his friend yet again or having to move on without him.
Directed by Mark Baumhardt
Production Dates: May 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 2015
A suspenseful struggle for a very valuable inheritance. Stamp collecting is far more risky than you think! After their mother’s death, two estranged sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for a stamp collector. One sister wants the money and the other resists for sentimental reasons. A seemingly simple sale becomes very dangerous when three seedy, high-stakes collectors enter the sisters’ world. They are willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own.
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