Picnic
by Wimberley Players

Aug. 30 - Sep. 22
Fridays-Sundays

 

It’s Labor Day weekend in two adjoining backyards in a small Kansas town – one belonging to Flo Owens and the other to Helen Potts. Living with Flo are her two daughters, Madge and Millie, and Rosemary Sidney, a schoolteacher. Madge is beautiful at 18, while Millie is plain at 16. Next door at Mrs. Pott’s house, Hal Carter, a young drifter, has come to town to look for work and to visit his old college friend Alan, who happens to be Madge’s boyfriend. Hal is mysterious and handsome, and his presence seems to disrupt the balance of the town. In the weekend leading up to the annual Labor Day picnic, anything can happen.

Picnic opened on Broadway in 1953 and ran for 477 performances. The original cast included Ralph Meeker, Eileen Heckhart and Paul Newman. It was Newman’s Broadway debut. The show won the Pulitzer Prize as well as a Tony for Best Director and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play of the season.

The role of Hal Carter is played by Michael Vybiral. Madge and Millie Owens are played by Julia Buszac and Rachel Ditzig respectively, both Texas State students new to the Players stage. Flo Owens is played by Sarah Seaton, Alan Seymour is played by Dylan Droz and Bomber is played by Payton Trahan. Howard Bevins is played by Dave Giminiani who was most recently seen on the Player’s stage as Robert in Proof. Rosemary Sidney is played by Mary Jane Windle who has appeared in The Lion in Winter and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Helen Potts is played by Karin Cunningham, Christine Schoenwalder is played by Lindsey Mosely, and Irma Kronkite is played by Kathryn Reynolds.

 Directed by Tracy Arnold.

Executive Producer is Adam Witko.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

 


CAST
Hal Carter....................................Michael Vybrial
Madge Owens............................Julia Buszac
Millie Owens...............................Rachel Ditzig
Flo Owens...................................Sarah Seaton
Alan Seymour............................Dylan Droz
Bomber........................................Payton Trahan
Howard Bevins..........................Dave Giminiani
Rosemary Sydney....................Mary Jane Windle
Helen Potts.................................Karin Cunningham
Christine Schoenwalder.........Lindsey Mosely
Irma Kronkite............................Kathryn Reynolds


Picnic
by William Inge
Wimberley Players

Fridays-Sundays,
August 30 - September 22, 2019
Wimberley Playhouse
450 Old Kyle Road
Wimberley, TX, 78676

 

August 30 – September 22, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 P.M., Sundays at 2:30 P.M.

Reserved seating $22; Student tickets $18 with ID. (Prices include fees)

 

Tickets are available at wimberleyplayers.org or by calling 512-847-0575. The Wimberley Players is located at 450 Old Kyle Road, Wimberley, Texas (78676)