Theatre: American Airlines Theatre
Preview: Dec. 14, 2012
Opening: Jan. 13, 2013
Closing: Feb. 24, 2013
Creators: Written by William Inge. Direction by Sam Gold.
Original Principal Cast: Reed Birney as Howard Bevans, Maggie Grace as Madge Owens, Elizabeth Marvel as Rosemary Sydney, Sebastian Stan as Hal Carter, Mare Winningham as Flo Owens, Ellen Burstyn as Mrs. Helen Potts, Madeleine Martin as Millie Owens and Ben Rappaport as Alan Seymour.
Synopsis: "Sensual, passionate and delightfully funny," Picnic, according to the Roundabout Theatre Company, is a "timeless American classic about the line between restraint and desire. 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 (Stan) arrives, his combination of uncouth manners and titillating charm sends the women reeling, especially the beautiful Madge (Grace). When Hal is forced out of town, Madge must decide whether their fleeting encounter is worth changing the course of her life."
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