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The Quannapowitt Players, Inc. have been in the business of providing affordable and quality community theater for 83 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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Silent Sky

Silent Sky

Written by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Nancy Curran Willis

Production Dates: September 27, 28 & October 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12 2019

Featuring: Grace Sumner as Henrietta, Rachael Furgiuele as Margaret,
Nancy Finn as Williamina, Demetra Tseckares as Annie & Nick T. Miller as Peter.

Meet the women who mapped the stars! A story based on one woman’s discovery – the key to measuring the distance between the earth and other galaxies. It opened up the universe for Henrietta Swan Leavitt,  her fellow ‘computers’ at Harvard Observatory,  and changed the world’s perception of the universe. It is a story of conflicts, of career vs. love, of family obligations vs. science. But most of all it is a story of determination and tenacity.

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope. She joins a group of women “computers” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours.” In her free time, Henrietta measure the light and distance of stars, and she also takes measure of her life, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

The true story of 19th-century astronomer who explores the skies and a woman’s place in society, during a time of incredible scientific discoveries. Henrietta and her female peers believe in scientific and social progress. Their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

For reservations call the QP Box Office at 781-942-2212 or visit our Online Box Office to purchase tickets online.

Tickets are $22 or $20 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 at 781-942-2212.  Only checks and cash are accepted at performances.

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

 

 

Suburban Holiday Eight

QP’s ANNUAL NEW PLAYS FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER

Production Dates: November 29, 30, and December 1, 5, 6 & 7 2019

Audition Dates: October 13 & 14 2019

QP’s holiday tradition continues for an 8th season with new holiday plays! All written by aspiring playwrights. There are Six new plays for six performances – Five directors – at least Four holiday ( Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas) themes, must be something with Three, and over Two dozen roles! Stay tuned for more details on auditions. If you have any questions contact Producer/Director Nick Gould nickwgould@gmail.com

Tickets 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 at 781-942-2212.  Only checks and cash are accepted at performances.

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

Clyborne Park

Clyborne Park

Written By Bruce Norris

Directed by Kristen Hughes

Production Dates: January 31 and February 1, 7, 8, 9, 14 & &15 2020

Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp satire about the politics of race. In response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, playwright Bruce Norris set up Clybourne Park as a pair of scenes that bookend Hansberry’s piece. These two scenes, fifty years apart, are both set in the same modest bungalow on Chicago’s northwest side that features at the center of A Raisin in the Sun. The first scene takes place before and the second scene takes place after the events of A Raisin in the Sun. In 1959, Russ and Bev are moving out to the suburbs after the tragic death of their son. Inadvertently, they have sold their house to the neighborhood’s first black family. Fifty years later in 2009, the roles are reversed when a young white couple buys the lot in what is now a predominantly black neighborhood, signaling a new wave of gentrification. In both instances, a community showdown takes place, pitting race against real estate with this home as the battleground.

For reservations call the QP Box Office at 781-942-2212 or visit our Online Box Office to purchase tickets online.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare’s classic love story

Directed by Joe Stallone

Production Dates: March 27, 28, April 3,4, 5, 10 & 11 2020

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a love story for the ages. The Capulet and Montague households have been embroiled in a bloody fight for as long as anyone in Verona, Italy can remember. The death toll is mounting, and it seems that the best thing anyone can do is keep the two sides as far from each other as possible. But when young Romeo Montague crashes the Capulet ball, he falls head-over-heels in love with young Juliet Capulet – and she falls just as in love with him. What ensues is one of the most romantic and devastating love stories in the theatrical canon.

For reservations call the QP Box Office at 781-942-2212 or visit our Online Box Office to purchase tickets online.

California Suite

California Suite

Written by Neil Simon

Directed by John Pease

Production Dates: May 22, 23, 29, 30, 31 and June 5 & 6 2020

A humorous confection divided into four parts:

In Visitor from New York, Hannah, a magazine writer, is joined by her ex-husband, the question being with whom should their daughter spend the next six months? The banter flies fast and furious, but Hannah’s well-wrought artifice crumbles as her fears take hold.

The Visitor from Philadelphia is a wife who arrives at the suite, catching her husband “en flagrante delicto” with a drunken hooker.

Visitors from London Academy Award nominee Diana returns from the ceremony empty-handed to her husband, Sidney, whose homosexuality will be no comfort tonight.

The Visitors from Chicago are two couples ending a disastrous vacation they should not have shared.

Neil Simon at his most humane, compassionate best.

For reservations call the QP Box Office at 781-942-2212 or visit our Online Box Office to purchase tickets online.

  

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