Napa-based Lucky Penny Productions’ fifth season will feature four major stage productions in 2013-14.
The season will begin with “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” Produced by 6th Street Playhouse of Santa Rosa for a North Bay premiere August 23-September 22, this popular show will come to the Main Stage of the Napa Valley Opera House October 11-20, 2013, in association with Lucky Penny Productions.
In December, Lucky Penny teams up with Napa Valley Playhouse to co-produce “An 8 x 10 Holiday: A Festival of Ten Minute Plays.” This second annual short play event will bring eight original works to the stage. Following the popularity of the first “8 x 10” in 2012, the presentation will expand to three weekends, running December 6-22 at Napa Valley Playhouse.
Spring brings the hilarious musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” to the Napa Valley Opera House, a co-production with 6th Street Playhouse. Derived from the 1988 film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, “Scoundrels” will run April 25-May 4, 2014 in Napa after a three-weekend run in Santa Rosa.
Closing out the season will be the Pulitzer-Prize finalist “Becky Shaw” by Gina Gionfriddo, a comedy of family, love, bad manners and ethical dilemmas. Co-produced with Napa Valley Playhouse, “Becky Shaw” is set for a three weekend run in July 2014.
“We’re excited about the collaborative projects we have planned for the coming season,” said Co-Founder and President Taylor Bartolucci. “By working hand-in-hand with other theatre companies we’re able to stage bigger shows, and we think this is a season local audiences are going to love.”
Lucky Penny’s production of “Funny Girl” is now on stage at the Napa Valley Opera House through May 20. The 2013-13 season will conclude with David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Wonder of the World” July 12-28, a co-production with Napa Valley Playhouse.
Lucky Penny Productions is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2009. For more information see www.luckypennynapa.com. Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/luckypennynapa and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/luckypennynapa.
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