William Inge: Picnic
William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Picnic returns to Broadway in a new production directed by Sam Gold (Roundabout’s Look Back in Anger, Seminar). Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn stars alongside Reed Birney (The Dream of the Burning Boy) and Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities), rising stars Maggie Grace (“Lost”) and Sebastian Stan (“Gossip Girl”), Emmy® Award winner Mare Winningham (recently seen in Tribes), Madeleine Martin (August: Osage County) and Ben Rappaport (Hope Springs).
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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Detailed schedule information:
Tuesday–Saturday evenings at 8:00pm; Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm
Previews began on December 14, 2012
Opening Night: Sunday January 13, 2012
7pm Early Curtain performances: January 15–January 25, 2013