This creative event for a great community building cause is one you should check out…
People from Quinsigamond Village hope to catch the theater bug through an effort to spread community theater to their neighborhood, while also raising funds for the Quinsigamond Village Community Center.

The opportunity to take in “An Evening of One-Act Plays” will provide local entertainment and laughs, courtesy of Barre Players Theater in Barre.  On Sept. 11, volunteers from that nonprofit community theater will stage two short plays at the center and raise funds to benefit its programs including housing and job-search assistance, an after-school center, food pantry and a senior wellness program. The center also hosts meetings for the Disabled American Veterans, Cub Scout Pack 16, the Worcester Intertribal Indian Center, and a self-help.
“With or Without You” is a comedy by Luigi Januzzi.  The play focuses on a man determined to win his girl back at any cost.  “DMV Tyrant,” by Christopher Durang, takes place in a New York DMV where an unsuspecting customer tries to obtain his driver’s license only to be met by the unwavering power of the DMV Lady.
The directors are Jay Burnett and Joanna Tivnan, both of Worcester.  The seasoned casts include Brenda Jenkins of Sutton, Brian Flagg of Worcester, Colleen Bottcher of Spencer and  Brett Ouimette of Barre.  The evening starts with a comedy routine by Matt Cory, another veteran actor and Worester native.
“We have been thinking about starting an acting group here at the center and thought bringing in live theater to sort of showcase the idea would be a good opportunity and a neighborhood event at the same time,” Community Center Director Dave Johnson said.  “We talked to the Barre Players and they were eager to help. Maybe someday we’ll be known as the Quinsigamond Village Cultural Center.”

“The little town of Barre and Quinsigamond Village may not look the same, but people everywhere can enjoy having live theater close to home,” said Tivnan,  a Worcester native herself.
A three-course spaghetti and meatballs dinner begins at 6 p.m. at the community center, 16 Greenwood St. Performances begin at 7:30.  Tickets are a $15 donation and available by calling QVCC at (508) 755-7481 to reserve.

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