Picnic Show Poster

Picnic Tickets

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.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Feb. 24, 2013.

About the Show

Previews: Dec 14, 2012 • Opening: Jan 13, 2013 • Closing: Feb 24, 2013



What Is the Story of Picnic?
The ladies of a small town in Kansas are getting ready for their annual picnic on the last day of summer when a handsome drifter named Hal suddenly appears and captures the attention of the town’s female residents—especially the young, beautiful Madge. Madge and Hal try to fight their attraction, which threatens to throw Madge’s family and future into a wicked spiral. Will Madge choose her safe, sensible boyfriend or the dangerous drifter with a questionable past?

Broadway Plays Classics Stars on Stage Comedy

"It’s a pleasure to watch the supposedly supporting cast take ownership of these characters..."

The New York Post

Elisabeth Vincentelli

"Director Sam Gold does a swell job of conjuring the fabled American epoch when people used the word swell..."

Entertainment Weekly

Adam Markovitz


American Airlines Theatre
227 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Hearing Assistance
Assisted listening devices available. Infrared headsets are free to check out at coatcheck with a photo ID.
Wheelchair Access
The Orchestra and Rear Mezzanine are accessible.
Elevators and Escalators
Elevators are available to all levels of the theater.
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