Penn State Altoona to present the play Picnic
ALTOONA – Penn State Altoona’s will present William Inge’s 1953 American masterpiece Picnic, November 8 - November 11 at Penn State Altoona’s Wolf Kuhn Theatre in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 general admission. Group tickets are also available.
This romantic, family drama set in a small Kansas town challenges the assumed gender roles of its time period and forces today’s audiences to reconsider their own hopes and dreams. Picnic is suitable for middle and high school students and adults.
This production is entered as a Participating Entry with the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, which recognizes excellence in college and university theatre throughout the nation. Penn State Altoona’s theatre program is highly decorated in achievements from KC/ACTF. Several student actors and crew on Picnic have been awarded Certificates of Merit and have been nominated to compete for national acting scholarships. Several of the college’s past productions have been presented at KC/ACTF regional festival.
Tickets for Picnic may be purchased at the box office Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and before and during all performances. You may also call 814-949-5452 or visit the Penn State Altoona Web site at www.altoona.psu.edu for more information.