The Conservatory Presents 'Picnic' by William Inge

The Conservatory Presents 'Picnic' by William Inge

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents Picnic. The play will run through Feb. 20-23 and Feb. 27-Mar. 1 at the Emerson Studio Theatre. Picnic is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

The play takes place on Labor Day weekend in the joint backyards of two widows. One house belongs to Flo Owens, who lives there with her two daughters, Madge and Millie, and a schoolteacher boarder. 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.

"Few writers have captured women in their social environments as well as William Inge and it's in that respect that PICNIC, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953, retains its power." —

Showtimes and Tickets


Feb. 20-23 and Feb. 27-Mar. 1
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Emerson Studio Theatre

To purchase tickets to all Conservatory of Theatre Arts productions please visit our new online ticketing center at brownpapertickets.comTicket reservations can also be made by calling the Fine Arts Hotline at (314) 968-7128.

Webster Students, Faculty, and Staff Free with a valid ID
$15 for Adults
$7 for Seniors, Alumni, and Non-Webster Students
$2 for children 12 and under

Conservatory of Theatre Arts

Part of Webster University's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, the Conservatory of Theatre Arts is a professional training program for acting, musical theatre, directing, theatre studies and dramaturgy, design, technical theatre and stage management. It has been training theatre students for the professional world for over half a century.

The Conservatory selects students through auditions and theatre festivals nationwide and also hosts auditions on campus. All candidates for admission must complete the audition/portfolio review process to be considered.

One of the distinguishing elements of Webster's Conservatory is its integrated association with professional theatre companies, two of which are located on campus: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Webster also enjoys a one of a kind association with St. Louis professional theatre organizations including, The MunyVariety: the Children's Charity, and Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis.

For more information about the Conservatory of Theatre Arts, please visit here.


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