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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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Suburban Holidays VI



Performance Dates: November 24, 25, 26 (Matinee), 30 and December 1, 2 2017

QP’s holiday tradition continues its’ sixth season! It’s time for our annual New Play Festival and QP Fundraiser. All new plays – all holidays – all written by aspiring playwrights!

Bob the Cop #2 by Cary Pepper ~ directed by Patrick Cleary.   Featuring: Brian Sensale, Joan Luz-Holt, Ron Wackowski, Glenn Wakeley

Stand Ins by Glenn Wakeley – directed by Amanda O’Donnell.  Featuring: Kerry Moe, Matthew Garlin, John Nuquist, Chris Rose

Holiday Council by Amanda O’Donnell – directed by Patrick Cleary. Featuring: Jodie Putnnam, Valerie Whiteneck, Lisa Burdick, Leonard Chasse, Jaime Hennessy, John Pease, Anne Louise Breslin, Andrew Quinney, Blair Howell

Upset Over Nothing by Robin Doupe – directed by Donna Corbett. Featuring: Chrissy Lewis, Joan Luz-Holt, Amanda O’Donnell, Prachi Nagada, Nicole Wright, Chris Rose

My Turkey Redeemer Liveth by Loretta Bolger Wish – directed by Donna Corbett.  Featuring: Jenny Fielding, Shawn Maguire

Blood Relations written by and directed by Patrick Cleary. Featuring: Jenny Hughes, Jackson Hughes-Page, Casey Stephenson, Estella Dattoli

Trimmed to Nothingness by Steven D. Miller – directed by Donna Corbett. Featuring: Barbara Bourgeois, Al Pirnie, Glenn Wakeley, Kathy Bedard, Melissa Reda


Tickets for this fundraiser are $20 and can be purchased on-line through PayPal.  There is a transaction fee for on-line purchases.

For reservations call the QP Box Office 781-942-2212.  Only checks and cash are accepted at performances.

All performances are at 8PM except for the 2PM Matinee. All performances are at the QP Theater  ~ 55 Hopkins Street Reading MA 01867





Kimberly Akimbo


By David Lindsay-Abair
Directed by Ben Delatizky

Audition Dates: November  26 and 27 2017

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 Price 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.

39 Steps


By James Goldman
Directed by Michele Fisher

Audition Dates: December 11 and 12 2017

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!

Prelude To A Kiss


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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