Sept. 30 – Oct. 8, 2011
William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Picnic, takes place in a small town in 1950’s Kansas, where everyone knows everybody. A handsome drifter turns up and the normal, everyday life of the town is derailed. The force of young love ultimately proves too powerful for this small town to hold.
Picnic originally opened on Broadway in February 1953. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Outer Circle Award, and The New York Drama Critics Award. It was adapted into film in 1955.
Award-winning designer Sydney Roberts fashioned the costumes for Picnic; John R. Burgess, UTC Theatre’s resident lighting designer and technical director, designed the lighting, and UTC Theatre faculty member Steve Ray designed the scenic elements and props. Guest scenic artist Dottie Mae Youell and resident technical specialist Larry Brick aided in the creation of the set.