Picnic
by Wimberley Players

Jul. 01 - Jul. 02

On a sweltering Labor Day morning, the women of a quiet neighborhood on the wrong side of the tracks are preparing for the annual picnic. Watchful mother Flo Owens has hopes that her beautiful daughter Madge will get a proposal from Alan, the local millionaire’s son. Younger sister Millie, the “smart one”, yearns to grow up and leave her small town behind. Good-natured Mrs. Potts is happy to get a break from taking care of her aged mother. And spinster schoolteacher Rosemary Sydney cheerfully keeps her boyfriend Howard at arms’ length. This seemingly placid feminine environment is disrupted when Hal Carter, a muscular and charming young drifter who happens to be a former fraternity brother of Alan’s, hops off the freight train, and straight into Mrs. Potts’ hospitable home. Hearts are broken, and lives are changed in the following twenty-four hours, as Hal’s lively, dangerous, masculine energy wakes up the sleepy community. 

 

 

[image from Kansas University production, 2016)

 


Audition Notice

Picnic

 by William Inge

 

Wimberley Players, Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Rd., Wimberley, 78676

 

Production Dates:     August 30-Sept. 22, Fri/Sat curtain at 7:30, Sun at 2:30

                                    

Director:                     Tracy Arnold

 

Audition Dates: Monday July 1st and Tuesday July 2nd at 7:00 PM at the Wimberley Playhouse, located at 450 Old Kyle Road, Wimberley TX 78676. Callbacks will be held on Monday July 8th.

 

Process:  1st round – Actors will be asked to read from the script.

    Callbacks – Group readings, sides will be provided.

 

Please schedule a reserved audition time slot by emailing the address below and bring a headshot and resume. Callbacks will be by invitation only. Not all potential cast members will be called back. 

 

Character Description:

Helen Potts-Widow lady, 40-60, pleasant, even tempered, nurturing, sweet spirited

Hal Carter-Vagabond, 20’s, good looking, sexy, drifter, lonely, wants desperately to fit in somewhere

Millie Owens-student, 16, smart, boisterous, assertive, insecure

Bomber Gutzel-newsboy, teens, smart-mouthed, picks on Millie, worships Madge

Madge Owens-18, beauty queen, charming, searching to escape to from a small town

Flo Owens-mother, 40’s, hard exterior, untrusting of strangers, left jaded by unhappy marriage

Rosemary Sydney-school teacher, 30’s-40’s, bawdy, very lonely, desperate

Alan Seymour-wealthy college student, 20’s, smart, polished, in love with Madge

Howard Bevans-business owner, 42, friendly, content, loves Rosemary

Irma Kronkite-school teacher, Rosemary’s friend, jokester

Christine Shoenwalder-school teacher, somewhat shy, looks up to Rosemary and Irma

 

For information and to schedule audition, please email auditions@wimberleyplayers.org