Picnic, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, depicts a group of restless women in a small town, whose outwardly complacent lives are shaken by the arrival of a handsome stranger.
Beneath the repressive conventions of small-town life, desire smolders. In this poignant revival of William Inge's Picnic, now at the American Airlines Theater, sexual allure and sadness co-mingle with emotionally explosive results.
Forgive me for putting it this way, but Picnic is no picnic. Or if the Roundabout revival of William Inge's 1953 Pulitzer Prize-winning play comes across as something of a picnic, it's one invaded by too many ants.