Gaslight Home > News >08/06/2013

gaslight logo

August 6, 2013    Bookmark and Share


Gaslight Preparing a Late August Picnic

Director Ellen Clair Lamb and a cast with both new and familiar faces are heading into the final weeks of rehearsal for William Inge's Picnic: A Summer Romance. Gaslight's production opens August 23rd.

All performances are at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium, One Winthrop Street, Hallowell, Maine. Tickets are $12, with a reduced rate of $10 for Seniors (60 and over) and students with ID. Reservations can be made by calling 626-3698 or using our online form.

The auditorium is accessible by elevator.

Production Dates:

  • August 23rd and 24th, 7:30 pm
  • August 25th, 2:00 pm matinee
  • August 29th, 30th and 31st, 7:30 pm

The Story

The play takes place on Labor Day Weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows. The one house belongs to Flo Owens (Lucy Hunter Poland), who lives there with her two maturing daughters, Madge (Anna Doyle) and Millie (Bailey Sechrist), and a boarder, Rosemary (Jen Cart), a spinster school teacher whose only social life appears to be spending time with her colleagues Irma and Christine (Margaret Matheson and Kathleen Cassidy Reardon).

The other house belongs to Helen Potts (Elizabeth Downs), who lives with her elderly and invalid mother. A neighborhood paperboy, Bomber (Tobey Johnson) has a crush on Madge and clumsily tries to get her attention.

Into this atmosphere comes a young man named Hal Carter (Jordan Lorenz), whose youth and vitality seriously upset the balance.

Flo is sensitively wary of temptations for her daughters. Madge sacrifices her chances for a wealthy marriage to Alan (Jack Gobillot) for the excitement Hal promises. Her sister, Millie, finds her balance for the first time through the stranger's brief attention. And the spinster is stirred to make an issue out of the dangling courtship with Howard (Peter Carriveau).

Ushers and Box Office Volunteers Sought

Ushers and box office staff are also needed for this show. Ushers "man the doors" of the auditorium, take tickets and hand out programs. They have reserved seats to watch the show. Box office staff help sell tickets and set out refreshments. They receive a complimentary ticket to see the show on another night. If you are interested, please contact us.

And for more information, likewise please contact us.