KU theater reprises 'Picnic'

Sunday, August 31, 2003

The University Theatre will kick off its fall season with a revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, "Picnic" by Kansas native William Inge.

The production, originally staged in July as part of Kansas Summer Theatre, received praise from both audiences and critics alike.

Jack B. Wright, professor of theater and film, will direct the KU production, which features sets and lighting designed by Delbert Unruh, professor of theater and film. Graduate student Beth Collins of Sanderstead, England, designed the period costumes, and recent KU graduate and Topeka native Hannah Ballou serves as choreographer.

The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, takes Saturday evening off and concludes with a 2:30 p.m. show Sept. 7. All performances will be in Crafton-Preyer Theatre in Murphy Hall.

Tickets, on sale at KU ticket offices, are $16 for the public and $15 for seniors. Reduced rates are available for KU students, faculty and staff. For more information, call 864-3982.