Our Season

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!

You can view our previous productions here.

Here is what is Coming Next!

2017-2018 Season!

MOON OVER BUFFALO ~ madcap comedy by Ken Ludwig playwright of Lend Me a Tenor too!  Directed by Paul Murphy

September 29, 30 & October 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 2017

KIMBERLY AKIMBO ~ A funny and touching story about adolescence, mortality and family by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Ben Delatisky

January 26, 27 & February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 2018

39 STEPS  ~ Take Hitchcock’s spy thriller, add whodunit humor and you have Patrick Barlow and John Buchan’s Tony and Drama Desk winner!  Directed by Michelle Fisher

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

PRELUDE TO A KISS ~ From Duke Ellington’s torch song of the same title, Craig Lucas has created a love story that transcends physical limits of love Directed by Gordon Ellis

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

And of course do not forget SUBURBAN HOLIDAYS VI ~ QP’s Annual New Plays Festival Fundraiser  November 25, 26, 27 and December 1, 2, 3 2016



QP’s 2017-18 season subscription includes all four shows for $70 IF payment is received by Friday 15th Sept 2017, as well as any number of tickets at 1/2 price to Suburban Holidays VI.  Season Subscription will Cost $75 after 15th Sept 2017. 

You can subscribe online at our web site www.qptheater.com after the 2016-17 season closes or make your check payable and mail in the application to QP 55 Hopkins Street Reading MA 01867

Moon Over Buffalo

Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Paul Murphy

Performance Dates: September 29, 30 & October 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 2017

Featuring: Mark Nichols, Kerrie Tilney, Diana Doyle, Glenn Wakeley, Leslie Wagner, Rachael Rabinovitz, Wilson Belbin and Shawn Maguire

Another exceptional farce by the talented playwright Ken Ludwig who brought us Lend Me a Tenor! This hilarious backstage farce follows the antics of the Charlotte and George Hay, two seasoned performers currently doing repertoire in Buffalo, New York in 1953. Charlotte and George have just found out they’ve been given a shot at starring roles in an upcoming Frank Capra film. But will George be sober enough to perform? Will Charlotte appear or run off with her agent? Will Capra see Cyrano de Bergerac, Private Lives, or maybe a mix of the two? Hilarious misunderstandings pile on madcap misadventures, in this valentine to the theater hams everywhere.

Tickets will go on sale in JULY 2017.

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

Suburban Holidays VI


Produced by Patrick Cleary and Donna Corbet

Performance Dates: November 24, 25, 26, 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!

Kimberly Aikimbo

By David Lindsay-Abair
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 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 J Mark Baumhardt

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

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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