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2013 Season

Napa Valley Players proudly presents the following shows in 2013.
Our venue seats up to 100 patrons and is wheelchair accessible.
It's an intimate space—not a bad seat in the house! The box office opens one
hour before showtime. The house is open for seating 1/2 hour before showtime.
Concessions are available during intermission.



The Great American Trailer Park Musical; Jan. 10-20, 2013 PDF Print E-mail

Following a 97% capacity, four-weekend run in Santa Rosa, the smash-hit production of "The Great American Trailer Park Musical" comes to Napa for 10 performances only.

Featuring a book by Betsy Kelso and Music and Lyrics by David Nehls, the show revolves around Pippi (played by Lucky Penny's Taylor Bartolucci DeGuilio) as the stripper on the run from her sniffin' and huffin' ex-boyfriend Duke (Mark Bradbury.)

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God of Carnage: Feb. 8 - 24, 2013 PDF Print E-mail

by Yasmina Reza
translated by Christopher Hampton

On stage February 8-24, 2013
Directed by June Alane Reif

A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

Winner of the 2009 Tony Award.

This play is rated "R" for language

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You Can't Take It With You; March 8-17, 2013 PDF Print E-mail

By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
On stage March 8-17, 2013
Produced by New Technology High School
Directed by Margaret Dennett

One of the most popular and successful plays of modern times.
At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder

 
Talley's Folly; April 12-28, 2013 PDF Print E-mail

by Lanford Wilson
On stage April 12-28, 2013
Directed by Michael Ross

Winner of both the 1980 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award as best play of the season. Part of a cycle of plays begun with Fifth of July, TALLEY'S FOLLY deals with the courtship of the young Sally Talley and her Jewish suitor, Matt Friedman.

"…Mr. Wilson is one of our most gifted playwrights, a dramatist who deals perceptively with definably American themes…he introduces us to two wonderful people, humanizing and warming them with the radiance of his abundant talent. TALLEY'S FOLLY is a play to savor and cheer." —NY Times.

"It is perhaps the simplest, the most lyrical play Wilson has written—a funny, sweet, touching and marvelously written and contrived love poem for an apple and an orange." —NY Post.

 

 
Harvey; May 24-June 9, 2013 PDF Print E-mail

by Mary Chase
On stage May 24-June 9, 2013
Directed by Jennifer Ruygt

One of the most successful and popular plays ever.
When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment...

 
Wonder of the World; July 12-28, 2013 PDF Print E-mail

by David Lindsay-Abaire
On stage July 12-28, 2013
A co-production with Lucky Penny Productions
Directed by Taylor Bartolucci DeGuilio

Nothing will prepare you for the dirty little secret Cass discovers in her husband's sweater drawer. It is so shocking that our heroine has no choice but to flee to the honeymoon capital of the world in a frantic search for the life she thinks she missed out on. It's a wild ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel of laughs as Cass embarks on a journey of self-discovery that has her crossing paths with a blithely suicidal alcoholic, a lonely tour-boat captain, a pair of bickering private detectives and a strange caper involving a gargantuan jar of peanut butter, all of which pushes her perilously close to the water's edge.

 
The Complete History of Comedy (abridged); Aug 30-Sep 15, 2013 PDF Print E-mail

Written and directed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor
On stage August 30 - September 15, 2013

A premiere of the latest work from the guys who brought you The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)... The Complete History of Sports (abridged)... All the Great Books (abridged)... You get the picture.

 
And the World Goes 'Round; Oct 18 - Nov 3, 2013 PDF Print E-mail

A musical revue showcasing the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb
On stage October 18 - November 3, 2013
Directed by Michael Ross

Winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, the show consists of an eclectic collection of love songs, torch songs, and acerbicly witty comic numbers.

 
The Game's Afoot; Dec. 6-22, 2013 PDF Print E-mail

by Ken Ludwig
On stage December 6 - 22, 2013

Directed by Michael Doppe

Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play!
It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.