Napa Valley Playhouse shall depart River Park Shopping Center following its summer season and operate for a time as an itinerant theater company.
Napa Valley Playhouse shall depart River Park Shopping Center following its summer season and operate for a time as an itinerant theater company. “While logistically difficult, this is an exciting opportunity for us,” remarked Napa Valley Playhouse artistic director Michael Ross, promising “future ‘pop-up’ performances and collaborations with distinctive venues in Napa”.
Napa Valley Playhouse’s final curtain call at its current home will be June 8, 2014, following the last performance of The Marvelous Wonderettes. And the doors will shut after the final performance of Lucky Penny Production’s Becky Shaw, on July 27.
Napa Valley Playhouse traces its origins back to 1978 and continues to offer Napa audiences a wide range of community theater experiences, supported by loyal patrons and generous donors. “The show will go on,” Ross vowed.
The Playhouse’s current theater building requires prohibitively expensive upgrades, making a move necessary. “The Playhouse and its landlord worked hard to find a solution, but the economics didn’t make sense for anyone” said attorney Roger Moss, an advisor to the Playhouse board of directors.