Doing what they love

Doing what they love

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Napa Valley Register Columnist, Evy Warshawski, January 11, 2017 I would bet that Debbie Baumann, Barbara Nemko, Patricia Giusti Quinn and June Alane Reif -- founding members of Napa’s newest theater venture, the Valley Players -- have read Marsha Sinetar’s popular 1989 book, “Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow.” Throughout the text, Sinetar provides a step-by-step guide to discovering work that fits one’s talents, passions and needs. Those of us who chose professions in the nonprofit arts often cite the book as our inspiration and raison d' être. With no expectation of financial reward, these four energetic, talented ladies -- all former actresses with Dreamweavers Theatre -- are keeping their professional day jobs while collaborating on producing plays in their spare time. “By day I’m a geek,” said…
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Valley Players make their debut with ‘The Lover’

Valley Players make their debut with ‘The Lover’

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Napa Valley Register Press Release, December 21, 2016 Valley Players, a new local theater troupe, open the new year with their first production, “The Lover,” by Harold Pinter at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville Jan 3-5. “The Lover” is a quirky, tense, intriguing play that examines the private intricacies of modern marriage. To all outward appearances, Sarah and Richard are a respectable, conventional suburban couple. Behind closed doors, however, they enjoy a surprising and intriguing arrangement. Like any of Pinter’s works, this one-act play contains the laughs, tears and tensions that arise from the social intricacies of modern life. Directed by Debbie Baumann and featuring June Alane Reif, Richard Pallaziol and Walter Hamlin, “The Lover” will be presented in a minimalistic style and features photographs by local artist, Debbie Ames.…
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