The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater and Valley Players will present Hardball by Victoria Stewart August 2 – 11, 2019 at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater in Yountville. Fridays at 7pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm.
What happens when news becomes entertainment and politics become a performance? Virginia Eames, an aspiring political pundit, attempts to negotiate her way through the constantly shifting landscape of cutthroat commentary and learns what it takes to be a star.
“Nice girls do not finish first in Victoria Stewart’s trenchant and entertaining topical drama, HARDBALL. Girls with the sharpest elbows do … [and] Virginia has a pair of elbows that could splinter concrete … Smart, persuasive and nervy in its view of opinion journalism run amok. Stewart clearly boned up on Fox News, CNN and MSNBC gabfests … HARDBALL incisively dissects the inside game of media punditry — and exposes it as, at worst, a zero-sum game for us all.” —Misha Berson, The Seattle Times
Directed by June Alane Reif and starring Beverly Shotwell, Cata Parkhurst, Dan Monez, Richard Pallaziol, Rhonda Bowen and Karen Chadbourne.