AUDITIONS for Jerry Levitin’s I’d Kill for a Parking Place

AUDITIONS for Jerry Levitin’s I’d Kill for a Parking Place

I'd Kill for a Parking Place
Monday and Tuesday, April 23 & 24 at 6 pm at Salvador Elementary School in Napa (1850 Salvador Ave, Napa, CA 94558) Wednesday, April 25 at 7 pm at Bay Area Stage in Vallejo (515 Broadway St, Vallejo, CA 94590) Performances: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, July 20 – August 5 at the Napa Valley College Little Theater. Cold read from script. Stipends available. Download the audition form here! How many times have we contemplated murder after getting a parking ticket for a minor offense such as having our bumper a mere inch into the red? One-time traffic court judge Jerry Levitin presided over 200,000 citation protests in six years on the bench and draws upon his experiences for his uproarious play I'd Kill for a Parking Place. The whodunit's setup…
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Natural Shocks by Lauren Gunderson

Natural Shocks by Lauren Gunderson

Local Arts
On April 22, Valley Players will proudly present a staged reading of Lauren Gunderson’s new play Natural Shocks. Coinciding with the weekend of the National School Walkout, this funny and devastating one-woman play is part of a nation-wide theatre activism campaign against gun violence. Nearly eighty theatres across the country will host readings, and donations for this electric performance by Valley Players' own June Alane Reif will go to Moms Demand Action. [caption id="attachment_1094" align="alignright" width="100"] Lauren Gunderson[/caption] This never before seen work, is a 65-minute, one-woman tour-de-force play that bursts to life when we meet a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement. She overflows with quirks, stories, and a final secret that puts the reality of guns in America in your very lap. The play is…
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Arts In April Press Release – March 29, 2018

Arts In April Press Release – March 29, 2018

Local Arts, Press Releases
Valley Players to Perform in St. Helena on April 14 As part of St. Helena’s Arts in the Streets event on April 14, Valley Players, picked by the Bohemian as Napa County’s best theater troupe for 2018, will be performing three short comedic plays in St. Helena’s Lyman Park. NAPA, CA, MARCH 29, 2018 - These hilarious short comedies, The Lives of the Great Waitresses, Sure Thing, and Mere Mortals, are sure to be crowd pleasers.  In Lives, written by Nina Shengold, June Alane Reif, Debbie Baumann, Barbara Nemko and Amy Palagi play four waitresses, each with her own brand of zen, who share the secrets of being one of the greats.  In David Ives’ Sure Thing, would-be couple Bill, played by Gabriel Frey, and Betty, played by Megan Palagi,…
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Support Your Local Theater Arts Community!

Support Your Local Theater Arts Community!

Local Arts
Hello! Thank you so much for being a supporter of theater arts! We hope you were able to see The Lover and Anton in Show Business earlier this year. Valley Players strives to produce quality shows that appeal to audience members like you. We will be reprising The Lover by Harold Pinter in September at Bay Area Stage Theater in Vallejo and will follow that with a production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang (Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play!) in November, also at Bay Area Stage Theater. In order to produce these shows, we have some specific monetary needs and we hope you can help. Our financial needs for the rest of 2017 total $5,000. For a detailed breakdown, please see…
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Local Writers

Local Arts
Valley Players is actively searching for female playwrights over forty and plays that provide strong roles for women over forty. Collaboration with local writers seems a natural fit. Whether developing a new work, organizing a playwright's workshop, producing a series of staged readings, or even mounting a full production, we'd love to work with our local writers! If you are interested, please contact us at Valley Players, call 707-246-9662
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Why Donate to Valley Players?

Local Arts
All monies donated to Valley Players go directly to funding our productions, running our classes and developing our outreach projects. Please download our donation form here. Valley Players' mission is to empower women over 40 through the theater arts. Did you know that 80% of the roles in American theater are for men? And of the 20% that are for women, 95% are for women under 40? 68% of theater audiences are female, but only 24% of produced plays are written by women. The backstage numbers are just a bleak, but I won’t bore you with any more statistics. Instead, I’ll tell you a brief story. Recently, we produced Anton in Show Business by Jane Martin. I encouraged a friend of mine to audition. She is in her 60s and…
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Sure Thing by David Ives

Sure Thing by David Ives

Local Arts
As part of Arts in April, Valley Players is pleased to present the hilarious short play Sure Thing by David Ives, the story of two people who meet in a cafe and find their way through a conversational minefield as an offstage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes, and faux pas on the way to falling in love. Featuring Megan Palagi and Walter Hamlin and staged by June Alane Reif, Sure Thing will be presented at Art Gallery Napa Valley. Admission is FREE! Apr 9, 2017: 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm (Sun) Apr 16, 2017: 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm (Sun) Apr 30, 2017: 10:30 am - 10:45 am (Sun) Apr 30, 2017: 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm (Sun) Art Gallery Napa Valley is open on Sundays from 10am to 6pm.…
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