December 14, 2012—February 24, 2013

American Airlines Theatre

William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Picnic returns to Broadway in a striking new production helmed by acclaimed director Sam Gold (Roundabout’s Look Back in Anger, Seminar). Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn stars alongside theatre veterans 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. 

Sensual, passionate and delightfully funny, Picnic is a timeless American classic about the line between restraint and desire.

Picnic Cast

Howard Bevans
Reed Birney
Madge Owens
Maggie Grace
Rosemary Sydney
Elizabeth Marvel
Hal Carter
Sebastian Stan
Flo Owens
Mare Winningham
Helen Potts
Ellen Burstyn
Millie Owens
Madeleine Martin
Alan Seymour
Ben Rappaport
Christine Schoenwalde
Cassie Beck
Irma Kronkite
Maddie Corman
Mrs. Potts' Mother u/s Mrs. Potts, Flo Owens, Irma Kronkite
Lizbeth Mackay
Chris Perfetti
u/s Howard
Peter Bradbury
u/s Hal, Bomber, Alan
Matthew Goodrich
u/s Millie, Madge, Christine, Mrs. Potts' Mother
Dani De Waal

Picnic Creative

William Inge
Sam Gold
Set Designer
Andrew Lieberman
Costume Designer
David Zinn
Lighting Designer
Jane Cox
Sound Designer
Jill BC DuBoff
Hair & Wig Designer
Tom Watson
Chase Brock
Fight Director
Christian Kelly-Sordelet
Dialect Coach
Kate Wilson
Production Stage Manager
Jill Cordle

Presented at

American Airlines Theatre

227 West 42nd Street

between 7th and 8th Avenues