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Ellen Burstyn Picnic

This Picnic Needs Some Heat -- A Look Back at Repressed Women on a Sultry Summer Day

Carey Purcell | Posted 03.29.2013 | Arts
Carey Purcell

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.

Stage Door: Picnic, Erth's Dinosaur Zoo

Fern Siegel | Posted 03.20.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

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.

First Nighter: Picnic Seesaws, I, Malvolio Sasses

David Finkle | Posted 03.16.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

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.