GSU Theatre and Performance Studies presents
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
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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.
Limited, on-stage seating!
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