Anton in Show Business Press Release – April 13, 2017

Valley Players Return to the stage with Anton in Show Business

Valley Players and the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater present Anton In Show Business by Jane Martin for three performances only on May 9, 10 and 11 at 7pm at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville.

NAPA, CA, April 13, 2017 – Valley Players will then ‘take the show on the road’ to Bay Area Stage in Vallejo for performances on May 13 at 8pm and May 14th at 2pm.

Winner of the 2001 American Theatre Critics Steinberg New Play Award, this madcap comedy follows three actresses across the footlights, down the rabbit hole and into a strangely familiar Wonderland that looks a lot like American theatre! As these women pursue their dream of performing Chekhov in Texas, they’re whisked through a maelstrom of “good ideas” that offer unique solutions to The Three Sisters’ need to have life’s deeper purpose revealed. In the tradition of great backstage comedies, Anton in Show Business is a play within a play within a play that conveys the joys, pains and absurdities of “putting on a play” with biting wit, irony and humor.

“A smart, acerbic crowd pleaser…” —Variety

“Funny, smart, wry and poignant.” —Miami Herald

“Consciously an example of the problem it addresses, often with aching hilarity…” —The New York Times

Directed by Megan Palagi and featuring Debbie Baumann, Michelle Domingo, Bonnie Gamble, Carlet Langford, Sandra Lovelace, Amy Soriano-Palagi, Patte Quinn and June Alane Reif, Anton In Show Business will be presented in a minimalistic, intimate style. It is recommended for adult audiences only.

Tickets are $20 (online purchasing fees do apply) with a special, just for Mother’s Day (May 14th) ‑ $5 off every two tickets purchased!

Tickets to the Yountville performances are available online at, by calling the box office at 707-944-9900, by visiting the box office on Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 3pm or at the door beginning one hour before show time.

Tickets to the Vallejo performances are available online at or at the door beginning one hour before show time.

About Valley Players

Founded in 2016, Valley Players is a community-based group from the Napa Valley. Their focus is to produce quality affordable live theater from plays of both the classic and contemporary genres that provide roles both on-stage and off for women over 40. Naturally, they will also have roles for men and younger women, but they strive to include as many women as possible in each aspect of theatrical production – from writing to acting to directing to design and much more. It is their joy to bring live theater to the Napa Valley.

June Reif
Marketing / Publicity
Valley Players
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