The Cast of Hardball

The Cast of Hardball

Hardball
Beverly Wiles Shotwell (Virginia Eames) is delighted to be working with such a talented cast and crew. She feels fortunate to be under the direction of June Alane Reif, having appeared on stage with June in the cast of “Dinner with Friends” at Dreamweaver’s Theatre. Her most recent role was that of Dr. Charlotte Wallace in “Beyond Therapy” at Lucky Penny Productions. Beverly studied Theatre and Improv in Los Angeles and was a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the West Coast Ensemble Theatre. She considers one of her most notable thespian achievements to be the production of her own one-woman-show that she performed at the Gardner Stage and the HBO Playhouse in Hollywood. Cata Parkhurst (Irene Shay) is excited to be performing with Valley Players for the first…
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Auditions for Women in Jeopardy by Wendy McLeod

Auditions for Women in Jeopardy by Wendy McLeod

Join the Family, Women in Jeopardy
Saturday, July 27, 2 – 5 pm. Callbacks, July 28, 2 - 5 pm. Both at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater (100 California Dr., Yountville, CA 94599). If you cannot make the Saturday audition date, please contact the director, Richard Pallaziol for potential alternatives. Non-AEA. No Pay. 4W, 2M. Performances: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, October 4 – 13 at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater. Be prepared to cold read from the script. If you are more comfortable doing a monologue, please feel free to show us what you've got! Please bring your headshot and resumé (if you have them) and this completed AUDITION FORM. Please let us know you are coming by signing up here! For those who haven’t been to the…
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Who is Victoria Stewart?

Who is Victoria Stewart?

Hardball
Before graduating from the Playwrights Workshop at the University of Iowa, Victoria was a professional stage-manager, working with David Rabe, Anne Bogart and Peter Sellars among others. She has received the Francesca Primus Award, a McKnight Advancement Grant, the Helen Merrill Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award (finalist), and the Jerome Fellowship as well as residencies at Ucross/Sundance, Hedgebrook, Hermitage, Tofte Lake, Sewanee Writer’s Conference and the Donmar Warehouse. Her plays include RICH GIRL (George Street Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Lyric Stage, The Old Globe), MERCY WATSON TO THE RESCUE! (Children’s Theatre Company, Marin Theater Company, Magik Theater), THE MEANING OF MAGGIE (Rose Theater), HARDBALL (Live Girls Theatre!, SPF), FISSURES (LOST AND FOUND) (Actors Theater of Louisville), CLANDESTINO (Mixed Blood), LIVE GIRLS (Urban Stages, WHAT, Stage Left, Eternal Spiral Project), NIGHTWATCHES…
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Meet the Crew of I’d Kill for a Parking Place

Meet the Crew of I’d Kill for a Parking Place

I'd Kill for a Parking Place
Debbie Baumann (Director) began her interest in the performing arts with her talent in ballet and expanded to acting in theater during high school. Taking on directing was a natural fit for Debbie as she has always wanted to be a teacher. The play that brought her back to the stage after many years was Valley Players' very first production, The Lover by Harold Pinter. She hopes she can continue this momentum as a board member of Valley Players, actor and director. Thanks, as always, to her ever so knowledgeable and talented daughter, April, for her unabridged comments and direction. April Vincak (Assistant Director) received her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law and, as most of you know, that can be a bit of an acting…
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Meet the Cast of I’d Kill for a Parking Place!

Meet the Cast of I’d Kill for a Parking Place!

I'd Kill for a Parking Place
Here is the talented cast, in alphabetical order! Tesia Bell (Ruth Sampson, Marsha Collins, Mrs. Horowitz, Sheila Green) is a Bay Area native who was first introduced to theater in high school. She would go on to study Managerial Economics at the University of California, Davis. Although her career took a different path, her love for acting never stopped and soon called her back to the stage. She has appeared in 3Girls Theatre’s 7th Annual New Works Festival, Utopia Theatre Project’s Dêmos Krátos Theátro, Women of Words’ production of HeLa as Deborah, and Lynea Hagen Diaz’s production of The Education of Addy Jimenez as Nadege. She would like to thank her boyfriend and family for all their support. She is very excited to be a part of this production and…
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I’d Kill for a Parking Place

I’d Kill for a Parking Place

I'd Kill for a Parking Place
Long-time Napa resident, Jerry Levitin presents his original play, I'd Kill for a Parking Place, April 12 - 27, 2019 at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater in Yountville. Showtimes are Fridays at 7 pm and Saturdays at 2 pm and 7pm. Get your tickets here! Who-dun-it? See if you can figure out who’s the killer before the detective does! After a series of killings, a new homicide detective seeks advice from an experienced criminal attorney, now a Traffic Judge only to find that the Judge may be the murderer. The usual suspects aren't so usual in this intricate plot of twists and turns with lots of comedy and a surprise ending. Highly regarded among his peers, Levitin had a successful criminal law practice in San Francisco…
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The Crew of Farce of Habit

The Crew of Farce of Habit

Farce of Habit
Megan Palagi (Director) is a director and actor based in Napa, California. She is happy to join Valley Players for a second time, having previously directed Anton in Show Business in 2017. Megan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from San Francisco State University. She has performed both onstage and in film, and she has enjoyed stage direction all through high school, college and beyond. Outside of theatre, Megan works as an event coordinator and also trains and performs aerial silks. Thank you to the cast and crew of Farce of Habit for the energy and heart they have brought to this production. Many thanks to Megan’s wonderful friends and family for their love and support! Ariel Loraine (Stage Manager) is a transplant to the Bay Area from Toronto,…
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The Cast of Farce of Habit

The Cast of Farce of Habit

Farce of Habit
James Adams (Huddle Fisk) has been acting for about 8 years and received an Arty Award for his portrayal of Lucky in Waiting for Godot. He has worked both behind the scenes and in the spotlight but prefers the spotlight light! His film and video work includes background work for 13 Reasons Why seasons 1 and 2 and two television commercials. He studied acting for four years at Academy of Art in San Fransisco and uses what he’s learned on a daily basis! Krisi Pilkington Adams (Maxie Suggs) hasn’t been on stage for a while but is thrilled to be back with such an awesome character as Maxie. She Learned her acting craft by performing many different colorful characters with Gibsonhouse Mystery performers. She’s truly excited to be back on…
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Get Involved!

Join the Family
There are lots of ways to be a part of the Valley Players family. Feeling like you'd like to join us? If anything below interests you, contact us and let us know. Read on! Got tools? Do you like building things? Painting things? Valley Players can always use an extra hand constructing flats, specialty set pieces, and painting. Not good with your hands, but good at organizing things? Help coordinate build days and construction volunteers! Love theater? Always wanted to work on a play but are shy about stepping on stage? Be a stagehand/runner! Do things as diverse as turn revolves, fly in walls and position furniture – all in the semi-darkness, so no one can really see you. Want to do more? Learn to be a Stage Manager! Be…
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Hardball

Hardball

2019 Season, Hardball
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! (more…)
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