Tuesday, March 29, 2016 through
Sunday, April 3, 2016


Olmsted Theatre


Regular price $20


Tuesday, March 29
7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 30
6:30 p.m. (post-show discussion)

Thursday, March 31
7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 1
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 2
2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 3
2:00 p.m.



Parents of Adelphi Students: The Adelphi University Parents Association invites you to a special pre-show reception before the performance of Picnic on Friday, April 1.  If you are the parent of an Adelphi student and are interested in attending this reception on April 1, please CLICK HERE to purchase your ticket/reception combo (instead of purchasing a regular ticket).


Written by William IngeS16-Picnic-150x150
Direction by Nicholas Petron

Featuring the students of the Department of Theatre

This Pulitzer prize-winning classic takes place on Labor Day weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows. The one house belongs to Flo Owens, who lives there with her two maturing daughters, Madge and Millie, and a boarder who is a spinster school teacher. The other house belongs to Helen Potts, who lives with her elderly and invalid mother. Into this female atmosphere comes a young man named Hal Carter, whose animal vitality seriously upsets the entire group. Hal is a most interesting character, a child of parents who ignored him, self-conscious of his failings and his position behind the eight ball. Flo is sensitively wary of temptations for her daughters. Madge, bored with being only a beauty, sacrifices her chances for a wealthy marriage for the excitement Hal promises. Her sister, Millie, finds her balance for the first time through the stranger’s brief attention. And the spinster is stirred to make an issue out of the dangling courtship that has brightened her life in a dreary, minor way.

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Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
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