Jon Sachs and William Shakespeare or  BARD vs BARD

One Bard with his dulcet stylings known as Uncle Jon – aka Jon Sachs  – who writes and performs his songs when not photographing QP shows!

And cast members from QP’s Romeo and Juliet performing  a few iconic scenes that include a balcony, Queen Mab,  as well as a few swinging rapiers by that 16th century bard called Shakespeare!

QP is very happy to be able to produce live theater once again. It is a bit unusual to be performing on our front porch, but it is part of our commitment to keep the arts alive and available to our patrons, actors, and designers while acknowledging the gravity of the Covid-19 pandemic facing our communities.

For those of you who attended Reading’s 375th PorchFest you will remember Jon Sachs aka Uncle Jon singing many of his original songs on our porch.  We have brought him back by popular demand!

And we are very excited to be able to do a few scenes from Romeo & Juliet that was scheduled to open just as we had to shut down.   The show will go on when we can put it on, but for now we hope you can enjoy a brief teaser with our amazing cast!

Running time 70 minutes with no intermission.

Reservations are required – email or call (781) 942-2212.  These performance are FREE but we encourage our audience to look for QR code donation stations at the theater parking lot and give what you can.

Or choose the DONATE Button here on our webpage.

We are committed to keeping our audience and cast safe!

Special Thanks to Harrow’s Chicken Pies for generous use of their parking!

The QP parking lot will have 6’ x 12’ “pods” available to reserve. Maximum of 4 people to a pod (distancing not required within a pod), and all members of a reservation attest that they are part of a quarantining household or group.

Total audience will be capped at 50 based on the total number of people allowed at any outside event per Governor Baker on October 5, 2020 and the size of the QP parking lot which dictates social distancing.

Audience members must bring their own chairs AND masks – the Town of Reading requires masks in all public gatherings.

There will be no food/beverage sales, but audience members may carry-in/carry-out their own. (No open flames or alcohol, please.)

Restrooms will be open before and after the show with a one-at-a-time traffic flow into and out of the building directed by QP volunteers. Restrooms will be thoroughly cleaned before each performance.

Hand sanitizer and insect repellent will be available at stations in the parking lot and in the building.

Parking will be available at Harrow’s Chicken Pies (directions will be sent with reservations). Accessible parking ONLY will be allowed in reserved spots along the front of the theater. If you are in need of accessible parking, please be sure to let us know at the time of reservation.

The actors will perform on the porch/ramp area of the theater, remain 6’ distant from each other, and 25’ distant from the audience.

QP has worked with the Town of Reading and has received approval from the Board of Health and Police Department to hold these performances, in accordance with guidance from the MA Dept of Health.


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