TU Presents 'Picnic' Nov. 29 - Dec. 3

Tuesday, November 14, 2000

Published on 11/14/00

The University of Tulsa Department of Theatre will present William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “Picnic,” Nov. 29 - Dec. in TU’s Kendall Theatre, located at Fifth Place and Florence Avenue.

“Picnic” is set in a small Kansas town on Labor Day, 1953. The play tells the story of Flo Owens and her daughters, Madge and Millie; Helen Potts, who lives with her invalid mother; and boarder Rosemary Sydney. Helen hires a yard man, Hal Carter, who forever changes the entire group.

“Inge wrote great women,” said David Cook, director of TU’s Theatre Department and director of this production. “His insight into women is extraordinary for a man.”

Jennifer Hover portrays Madge; Annie Mistak portrays Millie; and Gabe Reichman portrays Hal. Costume were designed by TU student Jennifer Adams; TU student Ben Gunderson designed the lighting and set design is by Curt Selby, a TU faculty member.

Performances are Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets, which are $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and area students, can be purchased by calling 631-2567 or at the TU Theatre Box Office in Kendall Hall.