The Pull

The Pull

2020 Season - "Covid-ated", In the News, Local Arts
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. 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…
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The Cast of The Tin Woman

The Cast of The Tin Woman

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…
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Ladies’ Briefs

Ladies’ Briefs

Ladies' Briefs
The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater and Valley Players had hoped to present Ladies' Briefs - a collection of brand new short plays by female writers - in autumn of 2020. Covid closed that down for us, but we are still excited about presenting them in the future! We read the many submissions of unproduced original work written by women for Ladies’ Briefs and chose the most bold and innovative plays especially for our audience! The most important of our criteria is that the new plays contain strong roles for women over 40 and themes of importance to mature women. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the ladies who submitted! We made our final choices. So as soon as we are able to once more present…
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The Hallelujah Girls

The Hallelujah Girls

2020 Season - "Covid-ated", The Hallelujah Girls
We're sorry to say that because of the Covid-19 reality, we were not able to perform The Hallelujah Girls last summer. But we haven't given up: it will be among our first shows of our "back-to-work" season - whenever that may be! We'll keep you posted as the situation develops. Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. The action in this rollicking Southern comedy takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, the abandoned church-turned-day-spa where this group of friends gathers every Friday afternoon. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious, and if they're going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to get on it now! But Sugar Lee, their high-spirited, determined leader, has her…
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The Tin Woman

The Tin Woman

2020 Season - "Covid-ated", The Tin Woman
The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater and Valley Players presented The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan February 28 - March 8, 2020 at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater in Yountville. Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend's urging, Joy tracks down Jack's family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack's death? Based on a true story, The Tin Woman uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given new life. Directed by Debbie Baumann. Featuring Bridget…
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Auditions for The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan

Auditions for The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan

The Tin Woman
Non-AEA; no pay. 4W, 2M. Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19 & 20, 6:30 pm at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater (100 California Dr., Yountville, CA 94599) All auditioners should be prepared to cold read from the script. Auditioners are welcome to attend either or both nights. Please bring a copy of your resumé and a headshot (if you have one - we will take a photo at the audition for our records if you do not), and this completed audition form. Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be Monday through Wednesday with some Thursdays if needed beginning on 12/30/19 with a table read. Two tech weeks are scheduled: 2/17-20 and 2/24 through opening. All cast and crew are required during tech weeks, unless otherwise stated in the final schedule.Performances: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Febrary 28…
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Our 2020 Season … took a Covid hit!

Our 2020 Season … took a Covid hit!

2020 Season - "Covid-ated"
The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given new life. Work-shopped In April 2020 through Zoom. The Hallelujah Girls by Jones-Hope-Wooten is a side-splitting, joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout "Hallelujah!" Postponed until we can perform again. LEARN MORE Ladies' Briefs by Bay Area Playwrights is a series of short plays written by local female playwrights! Postponed until we can perform again. SUBMIT A PLAY
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Valley Players Call for Submissions for Fall 2020

Valley Players Call for Submissions for Fall 2020

2020 Season - "Covid-ated", In the News, Join the Family, Ladies' Briefs, Local Arts
Valley Players is seeking short play submissions for “Ladies’ Briefs”—short plays by women, about women. “Ladies’ Briefs” will be a two-week performance run of five to eight short plays to be produced October 30 - November 8 of 2020. So, we want to see your briefs—bold and innovative plays written by women. We are seeking unproduced, original work, written by women. Although we will consider all submissions, certain factors will improve your chances of being selected: Strong roles for women over 40Short running time of 15 minutes or lessMinimal production requirementsSmaller castThemes of importance to mature womenNorthern California playwright We are open to any genre, however we prefer no musicals at this time. Beyond that, if you can imagine it, then we will make it happen. We are, to be brief, looking…
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