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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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The Porch

By Jack Neary
Directed by Ron Wackowski

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.

The Lion in Winter

By James Goldman
Directed by J Mark Baumhardt

Production Dates: March 24, 25, 31 and April 1, 2, 7, 8, 2017

 

Featuring: Katie Gluck, Chris Cardoni, Nicole Frattaroli, Andrew Rhodes, Nate Johnson, Damien LaCount and Phil Esposito

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
Directed By Nancy Curran Willis

Production Dates: May 19, 20, 21, 25, 26 and June 2, 3, 2017

Auditions:  Sunday, February 26th, 1 to 6 PM. Monologues will be provided and audition appointments must be scheduled.    Audition appointments can be made by email ONLY at imadirektor@rcn.com.  Please email the director with the character you are auditioning for and a monologue will be provided prior to your audition.

Callbacks are Monday, February 27th at  7 PM

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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