We are holding open auditions this month for a production of Spoon River Anthology.

Auditions will be held on Monday, December 14 and Tuesday, December 15 at 7PM at City Line Building (the former JCC), 1700 City Line Ave. in Reading, PA.




Attention RCP Members!

Our December Membership Meeting will be held on December 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm at the Reading School District City Line Building (the former JCC), 1700 City Line Avenue.

Please join us for our meeting and celebration! Stay after the meeting for refreshments and the final performance of our 2nd Annual Kids’ Holiday Cabaret.

Come and vote on our 2016 Season! 2015 was an interesting year for RCP and we want everyone to know we are still alive — and we need your support!



2nd Annual Kid's Holiday Cabaret!

Tickets are available now from Brown Paper Tickets!

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Open auditions for the 2nd annual Kid’s Holiday Cabaret will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3rd at 10:00am. Roles are available for actors and actresses Ages 8-18.

Visit our Auditions page for additional details!






There will be a very important RCP Board Meeting TONIGHT, Tuesday July 14th, at 403 N. 11th Street in Reading. The meeting begins at 7PM.

This will be the final meeting at this address before the building is sold.

Any and all patrons and General Members are invited to attend and say their farewells to the former Roosevelt Democratic Association building, which has been the home of Reading Community Players since 1962. It will be an emotionally sweet meeting, a chance to say goodbye to the ol’ girl.

For additional information, please contact the theatre at RCPtheatre@gmail.com, or email Debbie Silas at theatremom52@yahoo.com.

We hope you can join us.






Tickets for RCP’s production of Bugsy Malone Jr. are now available for purchase via Brown Paper Tickets!

Two gangs comprised entirely of children square off in a 1920’s rivalry of Caponesque standards. Dandy Dan’s gang has gotten the upper hand since obtaining the “splurge” gun, a weapon that shoots whipped cream! Now Fat Sam and his bumbling buffoons are in real trouble! Bugsy Malone, a former boxer, is thrust, not-so-willingly, into the gangster spotlight when he becomes the last chance Fat Sam’s gang has of surviving. All Bugsy wants to do is spend time with his new love, Blousey; but that just isn’t in the cards for our hero.

Show dates are June 26, 27 and 28; the venue for this show is Building 24 Live!, 1115 Bern Road Wyomissing, PA. You can also place your ticket order by calling RCP at 610-375-9106 or emailing us at rcptheatre@gmail.com





Tickets are now available for RCP’s production of Pulitzer prize winner Lynn Nottage’s play INTIMATE APPAREL.

Show dates are April 24 and 25 at 7PM, and April 26 at 3PM.

For more information about the production and to purchase your tickets, please visit Brown Paper Tickets.















April 11, 2015 at 10:00  – Roles for actors and actresses Ages 7-17

 No preparation necessary. All audition music will be taught at the auditions.

Be prepared to sing, dance and read. Roles for leads and ensemble available.

Camp rehearsal dates are June 22-26 9:00-3:00

Show dates June 26, 27 and 28, 2015

For more information please visit our Auditions page.





We’ve posted the line-up for Reading Community Players’ 2015 Season! It’s an excellent slate of productions, and we’re excited to share it with our friends and patrons.





When President Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865, he was attending a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre. His death the next morning at 7:22:10 AM, ended Lincoln’s dream of a reconstructed South where slavery was eradicated and replaced with racial equality. Had Lincoln lived to oversee his vision of Reconstruction, the tumultuous decades of racial inequality and violence that followed might have been avoided.

To mark the 150th anniversary of that fateful night in Ford’s theatre, Reading Community Players will present a reimagined production of Our American Cousin by Lowell Swortzell…..and much more. The director of the show, Pat Perfect, is also the creative force behind the three day event.

Opening day will be Friday, April 17, with the performance at 7 PM. This performance will be held at the Berks History Center on Centre Ave. in Reading.

Other performances will follow on  Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th at 3 PM and 7 PM. The venue for these performances is the Perkins Auditorium on the Penn State Berks campus.

Producing an event of this scale is formidable. We invite those with an interest in American history to become a part of this “living history” event in a number of ways. We’ll need stage hands, ushers, ticket takers, back stage assisstance and a myriad of other helpers.