GSU Theatre and Performance Studies presents

Picnic

by William Inge

Directed by Michael Menendian
 

Friday, March 27 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m

Tickets: $15

 

This performance has been cancelled. If you have purchased tickets for this event, you will be contacted with options, including a full refund to be processed within the next 3-4 weeks. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation. We ask at this time, that you do not contact the box office regarding refunds. Any questions or concerns can be addressed to tickets@govst.edu. We are working to reschedule this performance for a later date as part of our 2020-21 Season.  

 On a sweltering Labor Day morning, the women of a small Kansas town are preparing for their annual picnic. Flo Owens has hopes that her beautiful daughter Madge will get a proposal from Alan, the local millionaire’s son. Madge’s younger sister Millie, the “smart one”, yearns to leave her small town behind. Good-natured Mrs. Potts is happy to get a break from taking care of her aged mother. And spinster schoolteacher Rosemary Sydney cheerfully keeps her boyfriend Howard at arms’ length.

This seemingly peaceful, matriarchal environment is disrupted when Hal Carter – a muscular and charming young drifter – hops off the freight train, and straight into Mrs. Potts’ hospitable home. Hearts are broken and lives are changed in the following  twenty-four hours as Hal’s lively, dangerous, masculine energy wakes up the sleepy community. Set in the 1950s this Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama explores themes of sexuality, repression, rites of passage,  and disappointment.

 

PG-13 APPROPRIATE

Limited,  on-stage seating!