Director: Trish Nelke
Auditions on Saturday, January 11, 2020, beginning at 10 a.m.
Florissant Civic Center Theatre
Roles are available for 4 men 7 women, all ethnicities
• Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
All roles are open to non-union actors of all races, sexes, creeds, orientations and abilities. Hawthorne Players encourages performers of diverse backgrounds and abilities to audition for our productions. Hawthorne Players is a community theatre and, as such, all roles are volunteer, unpaid positions.
SHOW SYNOPSIS: The winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Picnic, by William Inge, takes place on Labor Day weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows. One house belongs to Flo Owens, who lives there with her two young daughters, Madge and Millie, and Rosemary, a boarder who is a spinster school teacher. The other house belongs to Helen Potts, who lives with her elderly invalid mother. Into this female atmosphere comes a young man named Hal Carter, whose animal vitality upsets the entire group. Flo is sensitively wary of the temptations Hal poses for her daughters, but Madge, bored with being merely a beauty, sacrifices her chances for a wealthy marriage for the excitement Hal promises.
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