Picnic

By William Inge

Tuesday - Wednesday, April 25 - 26 @ 8 pm

Friday - Saturday, April 28 - 29 @ 8 pm

Sunday, April 30 @ 2 pm

MAINSTAGE THEATRE


ARTWORK BY RICH HILLIARD

Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play

It’s Labor Day, 1953, and as summer gives way to autumn and freedom to the obligations of work and school, an 18-year-old girl watches the changes from her front porch: her boyfriend preparing to leave for his last year of college, a sister discovering her femininity, a couple tussling over whether to wed, a new teacher about to begin her first job—and a stranger who walks into her small Kansas town. Suddenly it seems everything she knew is open to question. Who can be trusted? What is beauty really worth? What obligations go with independence? Madge has just one day to find her answers or let the possibilities slip away. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance.

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