Picnic, written by William Inge in 1953, is set in a sleepy Kansas town on a sweltering Labor Day. Its citizens, including Helen Potts, long to escape the ennui of daily life. When a wanderer makes his way to town, Mrs. Potts takes him in, and everyone's lives are thrown into chaos.
Alan Seymour – Alan is a rich young man looking to settle down with a beautiful girl. He loves Madge, whether their relationship is superficial or not. Alan is level-headed most of the time and tends to criticize those who make decisions without thinking them through.
Tana Hicken as Helen Potts
Christopher Pummer as King Lear
This drama is one of the great tragedy themed plays by William Shakespeare. The themes of the play cover greed, betrayal, lust for power, and cruelty. The story of King Lear, an aging monarch who is headstrong old man who is blind to his weaknesses, decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters, according to which one recites the best declaration of love. Goneril and Regan who are the selfish daughters of Lear who pretend to love him but later treat him cruelly. Cordelia who is the loyal and unselfish daughter. King Lear disowns Cordelia after confusing her honesty with insolence. The end of the play ends in death by various methods including poison and suicide. Cordelia dies and King Lear, now a broken man, also dies.
May 14 until June 20
Character: Alan Seymour
Playwright: William Inge
Director: Irene Lewis
Theater Company: Baltimore Center Stage
February 11 until April 18
Character: Curan, Burgundy (understudy)
Playwright: William Shakespeare
Director: Jonathan Miller
Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center
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