University of Southern Indiana Theatre will start the spring 2015 season with William Inge’s Picnic. The production is part of the Repertory Project – a co-production of New Harmony Theatre and USI Theatre and will be showing February 25-March 1 in the new USI Performance Center.
Emotions are ignited among the content townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows. One house belongs to Flo Owens, who lives 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. What will happen when their worlds are turned upside down due to love?
Tickets are $12 for USI students, $18 for adults, $15 for USI employees and $16 for seniors (60+) and non-USI students. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. for the Sunday matinee.
All performances in the 2014-15 season contain adult themes and language. Spring Awakening also includes nudity.