By William Inge
Directed by Jason Chimonides
A Theater-by-the-Grove Production
Dates and Times: November 6–8 and 12–15 at 7:00 p.m.; November 9 at 2:00 p.m.Location: Waller Hall Mainstage
The luxury of beauty—its advantages and its consequences—are a few of the conflicts that take hold in this popular, Pulitzer Prize winning story by William Inge. Picnic presents a love triangle involving the beautiful Midge; her not-so-attractive sister, Millie; and the nomadic, charismatic, mysterious, and handsome, Hal. Things begin to unravel when a wealthy suitor, Alan, wants to marry Midge and forces her to choose between her mother’s hopes for a good life with Alan or her own affection for Hal. This play contains strong situations to which some audience members may object and which may not be appropriate for children.