The Pull

A new play by Lorraine Midanik, author of 2018’s Ordinary Day.

We’re sorry to say that because of the Covid-19 reality, we will not be able to perform the staged reading of this exiting new work. But we haven’t given up: we will still try to have a staged reading sometime this year after the Lincoln Theatre re-opens – even if streamed to your home!
We’re in the midst of trying to figure out how that will work, and will keep you posted as the situation develops.

Bay Area Women's Theater Festival

To celebrate the 2020 Arts Council Napa Valley’s annual Arts in April event and as part of the Bay Area Women’s Theatre Festival, Valley Players work-shopped (through Zoom) this new play with Bay Area playwright Lorraine Midanik. After the workshops, we had hoped to present the new work as a staged reading on April 19 of 2020 with reception and talk-back immediately following at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at in Yountville. Unfortunately, the best laid plans of mice and women this time ran into the closude of the Lincoln Theatre. We still have hope for the future!

College sweethearts, Bernie and Michael, meet again after many years at a 50th Anniversary party for mutual friends. The old flame is still there, but the two hopelessly fall into the same destructive interactions that ultimately ended their relationship many years before. What would have happened if they had stayed together? Can the passage of time allow them to shed their old defenses and finally realize the beauty of their relationship?