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Laguna Blanca Spreads Out Blanket for Performance of ‘Picnic’

Laguna Blanca School’s theater arts department presents William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Picnic, under the direction of Dana Caldwell, performing arts theater instructor. Performances will be staged at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 and 20, and 2 p.m. Jan. 21 in Laguna Blanca’s Spaulding Auditorium, 4125 Paloma Drive.

“Picnic” performances Jan. 19, 20, 21 at Laguna Blanca School. Click to view larger
“Picnic” performances Jan. 19, 20, 21 at Laguna Blanca School. (Laguna Blanca School)

Picnic, which explores the universal themes of personal discovery, premiered on Broadway in 1953 and the film adaptation was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture in 1955.

Set in 1953 in a small Kansas town at a neighborhood picnic on Labor Day, the play details the lives of ordinary Americans, from hopeful widows and embittered spinsters to idealistic teenagers and restless wanderers. The entire performance takes place on a grassy lawn between two houses.

Laguna Blanca cast members:
Flo Owens: Zuley Lewis
Madge Owens: Fiona Flynn
Millie Owens: Joan Curran
Hal Carter: Jackson Hurley
Alan Benson: Mathew Goldsholl
Rosemary Sydney: Camila Lemere
Howard Bevans: Travis Smillie
Helen Potts: Annabelle Finefrock
Irma Kronkite: Stella Haffner
Christine Schoenwalder: Juliana Slater
Bomber: Henry Farrell

Zaira Paredes Villegas
Annelle King
Charlie Jacobs
Roth Yin

The show includes some mature content. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. For more information, contact Dana Caldwell, 687-2461 ext. 217 or [email protected]

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— Tara Broucqsault for Laguna Blanca School.


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