Written by William Inge
Directed by Scott Ford

On Labor Day weekend, a handsome drifter with a troubled past wanders into a small Kansas town. His unexpected presence and animal vitality stir up some long buried emotions amongst the woman of this once peaceful community, starting a chain reaction that causes Madge Owens to consider gambling her potential marriage to a wealthy boyfriend for a chance at true love with a rebellious and sensitive stranger. Picnic is William Inge’s greatest work, a portrait of small-town life in America’s heartland and winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


Madge Owens: Sarah Frazier
Hal Carter: Jarome Smith
Millie Owens: Nykeigh Larson
Flo Owens: Lisa Weaver
Alan Seymour: Randy Niles
Rosemary Sydney: Kate Beahen
Helen Potts: Christine Winkler Johnson
Howard Bevens: Anthony R. Johnson
Irma Kronkite: Michelle Storm
Christine Schoenwalder: Christy Nix
Bomber: Matt Zierden

Artistic Staff

Managing Artistic Director: Laura Tahja Johnson
Director: Scott Ford 
Production Director/Set Designer: Brain Proball 
Technical Director: Karen Tait
Costume Designer: Samantha Fromm-Haddow
Sound Designer: Christopher Pirkl
Lighting Designer: Matt McNabb
Stage Manager/Prop Master: Marcie Anderson