The Cast of The Tin Woman
Meet the talented women and men who make up the cast of our upcoming play: The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan, playing February 18 through March 8 at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville!
Christine Cawley (Nurse/Darla) is delighted to be making her debut with Valley Players and to be calling Napa her new home. She is a character actress with a love of improvisational comedy. Christine has been involved in Shakespearean summer stock, Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers, Mrs. Malaprop in The Rivals, and played Miss Rose White in A Shayna Maidel. While in the southwest, she was proud to be a part of Artist’s of Indian America, an organization whose aim was to raise self-esteem among American indigenous students. Wearing many hats, Christine has been called a bubbleologist, voice-over artist, knife sharpener, late night d.j., French speaking WWOOFer, and a Canine Event Coordinator. She has been called worse things too! Christine wishes to thank Tim for their love, newly shared adventures, and supporting her return to the stage.
Bridget Folan (Joy) is honored to be in a production by Valley Players! A Bay Area native, from the San Francisco peninsula, she loves living in the Napa Valley where you may have seen her in local productions of Noises Off, or Equuis at the Napa Valley College or in various one act shows, as well as The Secret Garden at Lucky Penny. A former lead singer of an 80’s cover band, when not working as a flight attendant, or onstage, she loves quiet time at home, here in the Valley, with her rescue cat, Olive.
Walter Hamlin (Jack) has been acting since childhood and spent most of his time in Los Angeles and Ventura County theatres. He’s been in Napa for 10 years and has been excited to be a part of the Napa Thespian scene. Walter was last seen here at the Lincoln Theater as John the Milkman in Valley Players’ very first show, The Lover. Walter works in the wine business and enjoys traveling, catching waves and swinging a golf club.
Dan Monez (Hank) is thrilled to be back on the stage at the Napa Valley Center for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Theater. This is Dan’s second show for Valley Players. His last performance here was as Jim Lauderdale in Hardball. Dan has performed in over 60 plays and musicals around the North-bay over the past 25+ years. His favorite past roles include Johnny Heinhold in the original musical Call of the Wild at Jack London State Park, Sitting Bull in Annie Get Your Gun, Edgar in Titanic the Musical, Herr Schultz in Cabaret. He serves on the Lucky Penny Board of Directors as Vice President. Dan thanks Diana for her continued support of his theatrical activity.
Paige Whitney-White (Sammy) is thrilled to be making her Valley Players debut after taking a short sabbatical from theater. Some of her favorite performances include The Vagina Monologues, Martine, Jacqueline and Mrs. Simpkins in Theater on the Fringe’s A Night of One Acts, as well as Steffy Blondell in Bay Area Stage’s, You Ought to be in Pictures, and Letta in Death of Salesman. When she’s not onstage she’s a proud mother, wife, dog owner and nurse (which she’s very proud that she didn’t get cast as!) She also enjoys hiking, boxing, yoga and competing with a long range rifle to hit a bullseye at 1,000 yards. Enjoy the show!
Patte Quinn (Alice) enjoys performing. Being a founder of Valley Players has been a wonderful adventure. She is extremely thankful to Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater for choosing Valley Players to be part of their family. Patte has performed at various venues, but Lincoln Theater takes the cake! Please sit back and enjoy the show.