— Roundabout Theatre Company presents the revival of William Inge's comedy.
|Preview||dec 14, 2012|
|Opening||jan 13, 2013|
|Closing||feb 24, 2013|
2hrs, 5mins. (1 Intermission)
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It’s a balmy Labor Day in the American Heartland, and a group of women are preparing for a picnic... but they'll have to lay a lot on the line before they can lay out the checkered cloths. When a handsome young drifter named Hal arrives, his combination of uncouth manners and titillating charm sends the women reeling, especially the beautiful Madge. When Hal is forced out of town, Madge must decide whether their fleeting encounter is worth changing the course of her life.
What Is Picnic Like?
At just over two hours, Picnic is a fast-moving evening that plays largely as a comedy—although don’t be surprised if you find yourself reaching for the tissues during the show’s dramatic second act. William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize-winning slice of life calls into question American values, gender ...