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Having won many different prestigious awards recognizing the play’s quality and contribution to the world of theatrical entertainment, Picnic continues to entertainment audiences worldwide. If you haven’t heard of this play or have not been able to see it yet then there is one thing that you can do in order to set things right. Considering the fact that it provides you with the ideal chance to spend some quality time with your family or friends, the opportunity to attend it should not be overlooked. If you are considering attending one of its upcoming performances then booking your Picnic tickets as soon as you possibly can would be the ideal thing to do because tickets to its performances usually sell out real quickly keeping in mind the play’s quality.
Picnic was first premiered in front of a live audience back on the 19th of February in the year 1993. The performance was held at the iconic Music Box Theatre which is located on Broadway in New York City. The production was directed by Joshua Logan and it was his vision and direction that led it to run for as many as four hundred and seventy seven performances. The production was a phenomenal success and was given highly attractive reviews by a number of critics who were fortunate enough to experience it. In fact, the critics were so impressed with the play that they decided to vote for it in the category for the Best Play of the Season which led it to go on and win the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award.
Apart from that, the initial production was also being recognized for its excellent direction which led the director of the play to win a Tony Award based on his directing performance. To top it off, the play’s writer; William Inge, was also recognized for bringing to the world one of the most sought after theatrical plays that the world has ever seen and he was awarded with a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in the year 1993. The play is also responsible for sky-rocketing the career of a number of recognized talents which includes the likes of Paul Newman, who was on the cast for the play’s debut production and played the role of Hal’s old college room-mate in the shape of Alan Seymour.
The play’s main characters include Hal Carter; a role which was played by Ralph Meeker in the original production, Madge Owens, Alan Seymour and Mille Owens. Picnic, after its debut, went on to tour the United States for the next two years. It made its debut in the United Kingdom when it was performed at the Belgrade Theatre in 1958. The play’s first musical enactment took place in the 1960s and it was rewritten by William Inge in the 1970s and was promoted by the name Summer Brave.
Picnic as a theatrical production brought quite a lot of success. This success was the reason behind converting this legendary play into a movie. Columbia Pictures took charge of the production and was released in 1955. The movie went on to become quite a success and ended up winning two Academy Awards after being nominated for six. The play also has an opera version which was created by the operatic team at the University of Kansas. The opera version made its debut on the 2nd of April in 2008 and it too received a lot of plaudits from all those who were lucky enough to see it. Keeping in mind the history that comes along with this theatrical production, getting a chance to see it being performed live in front of your own eyes will be quite a treat. To ensure that you attend the upcoming production, get your Picnic tickets today.