By William Inge
February 13 –  22, 2014

On the last day of summer in small town Kansas, unfulfilled dreams and repressed desires come to a head when a charismatic young drifter arrives in town. His combination of rough manners and titillating charm sends everyone reeling, including the Owens sisters (Millie, the smart one, and Madge, the pretty one), their determined mother, Madge’s college-bound boyfriend, the watchful neighbour and the spinster schoolteacher who boards at the Owens’ house. This 1953 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is an American classic from the post-war/pre-feminist era which speaks to the timeless themes of lost aspirations and the heart’s yearning to leave everything behind for a new adventure.


Show Dates

Open for show Feb 11 – 22, 2013

Call: 250.721.8000

Ticket information and prices

We’re pleased to offer sign language interpretation for our Deaf and Hard of Hearing community at a performance of Picnic.

Saturday February 22, at 2pm
with interpretation by Nigel Howard and Jen Ferris

Advanced tickets are available before the box office opens to the general public by filling out and submitting this order form or calling the Audience Services Manager at 721-8003.

Cast & Creative

Creative Team:

Directed by Peter J. McGuire
Set Design Jonathan Maxwell
Costume Design Pauline Stynes
Lighting Allan Stichbury
Sound Design Colette Habel
Stage Manager Becca Jorgensen

Assistant Director Joycelyne Lamarche
Assistant Lighting Design Clare Mathison
Assistant Set Design Carl Keys

Featuring (in alphabetical order)

Dallas Ashby Helen Potts
Aidan Correia Bomber Gutzel
Lindsay Curl Millie Owens
Kevin Eade Alan Seymour
Julie Forrest Flo Owens
Bethany Heemskerk Irma Kronkite
Jenson Kerr Hal Carter
Hayley McCurdy Madge Owens
Michelle Morris Rosemary Sydney
Sharmila Miller Christine Schoenwalder
Markus Spodzieja Howard Bevans


Director and faculty member Peter McGuire spoke prior to the performance of Picnic on Friday February 14h about William Inge’s life and times and about his labour of love working on this production with our students. Click below to listen: