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Quality Community Theater on Boston's North Shore
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 V
QP’s Annual New Play Festival Fundraiser
Auditions: October 9 & 10, 2016
Production Dates: November 25, 26, 27 and December 1, 2, 3, 2016
QP’s holiday tradition continues for a fifth season! It’s time for our annual New Play Festival and QP Fundraiser. All new plays – all holidays – all written by aspiring playwrights!
Get Closer ~ Written by Lolly Ward of Portland Oregon
Featuring Barbara Bourgeois, Jamie Nicole Trevino, Denise Rich, Miranda Cashman and Joan Luz Holt
A Teacher’s Carol ~ Written by Brittany Daley of Saugus MA
Featuring Amanda O’Donnell, Sandie McNeal, Chrissy Lewis, Michelle Mount, Brian Sensale, Chris Rose, Matthew Garlin, Ed Siegal, Liz Robbins and Margaret Healey.
Ms. Claus ~ Written by Patrick Gabridge of Medford MA
Featuring Gus Pirnie, Joan Luz Holt, Glenn Wakeley and Jon Nuquist
Auld Acquaintance – a short comic mystery ~ Written by Adam Heroux of Reading MA
Featuring Shawn Maguire, Paul Warner, Lisa Burdick, Valerie Whiteneck, Ed Siegal and Gus Pirnie.
Liquid Love ~ Written by Robert Scott Sullivan of Brick New Jersey
Featuring Jenny Fielding, Paul Warner and Brian Sensale
Secret Santa ~ Written by Amanda O’Donnell of Bedford MA
Featuring Blair Howell, Joan Covino, Wilson Belbin, Michele Mount and Chris Rose
Pineapple Girl ~ Written by Patrick Cleary of Wakefield MA
Featuring Casey Stevenson, Jenny Fielding, Kerry Anne Kilkelly, Phyllis Uloth and Rachael Rabinovitz
A Birthday is not a Holiday ~ Written by Peter Cosmas Sofronas of Wakefield MA.
Featuring Sharon Mason and Jon Nuquist
By Jack Neary
Production Dates: January 27, 28 and February 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 2017
Featuring: Anne Sullivan, Trudi Olivetti, Shawn Maguire, Christine Connor Pat and John Day
It is 2002. It is Labor Day weekend. Three ladies sit on a porch in Lowell. They reminisce, telling each other intimate stories of their long lives, which are interesting, humorous and insightful! Their tales touch on friendship, heartbreak and even Monica Lewinsky! During the course of the weekend, we learn more and more of who they are, about their long-suffering husbands and a mystery from the past. The story is endearing, funny, heartbreaking and triumphant.
A Lion in Winter
By James Goldman
Production Dates: March 24, 25, 31 and April 1, 2, 7, 8, 2017
Auditions: January 8 & 9 2017
King Henry II gathers his dysfunctional family to sort out who is going to take over the throne. Will it be the firstborn, Richard the Lionheart? The middle son Geoffrey? Or Henry’s favorite, the young and impressionable John? His imprisoned wife Eleanor, his mistress Alais, and King Philip of France all have their own opinions on the matter. So Christmas 1183 promises to be a lively one filled with political maneuvering, plotting, back-stabbing, and intrigue.
Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike
By Christopher Durang
Production Dates: May 19, 20, 21, 25, 26 and June 2, 3, 2017
Auditions February 5 & 6, 2017
Christopher Durang is a master of comedic mashups. This time it’s Chekhov’s classic dour character types that get tossed into a modern day blender with a dash of sibling rivalry, a dollop of beefcake, a pinch of naughty and the resulting stew brings more than a cup of laughs. Vanya, and his sister Sonia are stuck in their childhood home, while their sister Masha has been traveling the world as a famous movie star. She returns for a surprise visit her hot young boy-toy, Spike. Throw in a prophetic cleaning woman, an aspiring actress, and a neighborhood costume party, and we’re in for a wacky weekend. A Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation, this hysterical homage to Chekhov’s classic is touching and relentlessly funny, with a delightfully happy resolution!
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