Anton in Show Business
by Jane Martin
The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater and Valley Players present Anton in Show Business by Jane Martin for three performances on May 9, 10 and 11 at 7pm at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater in Yountville. Valley Players will then ‘take the show on the road’ to Bay Area Stage in Vallejo for performances on May 13 at 8pm and May 14th at 2pm.
Winner of the 2001 American Theatre Critics Steinberg New Play Award, this madcap comedy follows three actresses across the footlights, down the rabbit hole and into a strangely familiar Wonderland that looks a lot like American theatre! As these women pursue their dream of performing Chekhov in Texas, they’re whisked through a maelstrom of “good ideas” that offer unique solutions to The Three Sisters’ need to have life’s deeper purpose revealed. In the tradition of great backstage comedies, Anton in Show Business is a play within a play within a play that conveys the joys, pains and absurdities of “putting on a play” with biting wit, irony and humor.
“A smart, acerbic crowd pleaser…” —Variety
“Funny, smart, wry and poignant.” —Miami Herald
“Consciously an example of the problem it addresses, often with aching hilarity…” —The New York Times
Directed by Megan Palagi and featuring Debbie Baumann, Michelle Domingo, Bonnie Gamble, Carlet Langford, Sandra Lovelace, Amy Soriano-Palagi, Patte Quinn and June Alane Reif, Anton In Show Business will be presented in a minimalistic, intimate style. It is recommended for adult audiences only.
All tickets are $20, except on May 14th. In honor of Mother’s Day we are offering $5 off every 2 tickets purchased*!
Valley Players wishes to extend special thanks to their partner in this venture, The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater.
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
* Discount given at box office. If you buy your tickets online, you will be refunded in cash at the box office.