|Sarah Armitage as Madge.*|
Putnam County Playhouse ends its 58th season with a
production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Picnic by William Inge. It will be presented September 12-14 and
September 18-21. All performances are at 8 p.m. All tickets are $10 and can be
reserved by calling the box office at 765-653-5880 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday
The play is sponsored by:
The Boatright Dental Group –
|Jack Randall Earles & Sandi Rossok. *|
Picnic is directed
by Jack Randall Earles. Assistant director is Sandi Rossok and production stage
manager is Brandon Wunderlich. This team was responsible for last season’s hit
comedy Barefoot In The Park.
Jack Randall appeared earlier this season in Send Me No Flowers. Sandi has appeared
onstage in Laughing Stock, Man of La
Mancha, The Curious Savage, and On
Borrowed Time. Brandon was also on the stage crew for She Loves Me in June.
|Sarah Armitage as Madge & Dylan Arnold as Hal. **|
When Hal Carter (Dylan Arnold) comes back to the small
Kansas town he grew up in, he changes the lives of everyone around him. This
includes Madge (Sarah Armitage), a local girl; her sister Millie (Hadley
McCoy); their mother Flo (Caroline Good); and their neighbor Helen Potts (Tammy
|Caroline Good as Flo. *|
Dylan is making his PCPH Mainstage debut in this role. Sarah
appeared last season in Barefoot In The
Park and has also appeared in Guys & Dolls and Don’t Drink the Water among other
productions at PCPH. Hadley McCoy most
recently appeared in Shrek! as Teen
|Tammy Hunter as Mrs. Potts. **|
Caroline directed Annie last
season and has appeared in leading roles in Blithe
Spirit, Angel Street, and The Sound
of Music at PCPH. Tammy most recently played Mrs. Banks in last season’s Barefoot in the Park.
|Craig Robinson as Bomber & Hadley McCoy as Millie. **|
Local schoolteacher, Rosemary (Shelly McFadden) takes the
lead with her reluctant beau, Howard (Brad Sandy), and helps him decide what
her future will be. Shelly directed She
Loves Me to open the season and appeared in Shrek! Brad appeared last
season in Beauty & The Beast and
has directed many shows at PCPH including Arsenic
& Old Lace.
|Hadley McCoy (Millie), Shelly McFadden (Rosemary), Dylan Arnold (Hal), Brad Sandy (Howard).*|
Other townspeople include Hal’s former college roommate Alan
(Dustin Boothby); two other schoolteachers Irma (Kathy Arnold) and Christine
(Brittany Magee); and the local newspaper boy, Bomber (Craig Robinson). Kathy and Dustin were both featured in last
season’s mystery The Mousetrap. Craig
and Brittany are making their PCPH mainstage debuts.
|Caroline Good (Flo), Shelly McFadden (Rosemary), Kathy Arnold (Irma), Brittany Magee (Christine), |
Dylan Arnold (Hal). *
Lighting design is by Dustin Bond. Sound design is by Bond
and Craig Armitage. Set design and painting is by Linda Gjesvold. Running the
light board is Lisa McCoy. The sound board is run by Noah D. Pettit. Costumes
are by McFadden and Good.
|Dustin Boothyby (Alan), Brad Sandy (Howard). **|
Picnic was last
produced by PCPH in 1988 and was most recently revived on Broadway in 2013.
*Photos by Jay Prewitt. **Photos by Linda Gjesvold