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.

Tickets available here!

Hardball by Victoria StewartWhat 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.

Arts Council Napa Valley - Community Fund Grant