By William Inge

Directed by Toni Lynd

Auditions: July 21 at 10:00 am and July 22 at 7:00 pm

Location: Seventh Street Community Theatre

Over 30 years after our first production of William Inge’s masterpiece in 1988, PICNIC comes back to CCT! The acclaimed play takes place in a small town in Kansas on Labor Day weekend in the joint backyards of two middle aged widows, Flo Owens and Helen Potts. When an attractive young drifter named Hal Carter comes to town, his animal vitality stirs up the female population in very different, but consequential ways. Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, PICNIC profoundly and entertainingly explores the frustrations and longings of small-town America and remains one of the most enduringly popular plays of the twentieth century.

The Characters

  • Helen Potts – Flo's neighbor
  • Hal Carter – Hired by Helen, an old college friend of Alan
  • Millie Owens – Younger daughter of Flo
  • Bomber – Neighborhood kid
  • Madge Owens – Elder daughter of Flo
  • Flo Owens – Madge and Millie's mother
  • Rosemary Sydney – Schoolteacher renting a room in Flo's house
  • Alan Seymour – Madge's boyfriend, an old college friend of Hal
  • Irma Kronkite – Schoolteacher, a friend of Rosemary
  • Christine Schoenwalder – Schoolteacher, a friend of Rosemary
  • Howard Bevans – Rosemary's boyfriend

Performances: September 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, October 4 & 5 at 8:00 pm

September 22 & 29 at 2:30 pm

Tickets: $18 General Admission, $15 Seniors and Students