|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 through Saturday.
The play is sponsored by:
The Boatright Dental Group –
Dr. Gina Boatright.
Dr. Gina Boatright.
|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 Hunter).
|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 Fiona.
|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