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Directed by Trish Nelke
Hawthorne Players are pleased to announce the cast of our first show of the 75th season, "Picnic." William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama 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.
PERFORMANCES WILL BE ON MARCH 27, 28, APRIL 3, 4, 5 IN THE FLORISSANT CIVIC CENTER THEATRE.