Life on the stage begins at 40 for the Valley Players

Feature Article in the Daily Republic, by Amy McGinnis, May 12, 2017

A group of women in the Napa Valley took the adage, “it’s better to light a single candle than curse the darkness,” to heart.

When it became hard to find — and secure — roles for women over 40 in community theater, they formed their own troupe, the Valley Players, for that very purpose.

The youngest member of the Valley Players is 53. Others are in their 60s.

“We get better with age,” said Patte Quinn, one of three women who began the troupe.


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