Theater that matters at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center

Join EPAC for a special Picnic

September 6 – September 15

By William Inge
Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Recommended for Teen and Adult Audiences

Picnic is a Pulitzer prize-winning play by William Inge about life in 1950s Kansas. You never know what will happen at the neighborhood Labor Day picnic, especially when a handsome young drifter comes to town. When the young drifter, Hal Carter, comes to visit his college friend, Alan Seymour, and look for work, Alan’s girlfriend Madge finds herself falling for him.

Teaser

As Flo Owens tries to keep her daughters Madge and Millie away from Hal, it seems that her neighbor Helen Potts is trying to push them together. Alan and Madge aren’t the only couple whose relationship is on the rocks. Schoolteacher Rosemary is balancing keeping her boyfriend Howard at a respectable distance and getting him to pop the question! With all this feminine energy, Hal is really about to shake things up at this small town’s wholesome picnic!

Picnic is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Picnic will run from September 6- 15 at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 717-733-7966 x 1.


EPAC would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who made this show possible.

EPAC's Opening Night Party Sponsor is American Legion, Post 429

EPAC's Opening Night Sponsor is Hall Media Solutions

EPAC’s Show Sponsor is Wendell L. Funk, MD Cosmetic Surgery, Laser & NeoGraft Hair Transplant Center

EPAC's Partial Show Sponsor is Member's First Federal Credit Union

EPAC's 2018 season sponsor is 12:34 MicroTechnologies.

EPAC's 2018 season sponsor is Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA.

EPAC's 2018 season media sponsor is Blue Ridge Communications.

Coming Soon

September 6 at 7:30 PM
September 7 at 8 PM
September 8 at 8 PM
September 12 at 7:30 PM
September 13 at 7:30 PM
September 14 at 8 PM
September 15 at 2 PM and 8 PM
Order by Phone:
(717) 733-7966

Limited Edition Artwork Available
Show Artwork Available!
Picnic Show Poster

 

 
Upcoming Benefit Concert

Proceeds benefit Lancaster PA Pride and Waves Ahead

Hedwig is bringing her tour to the Lancaster stage! Tellus360 will be hosting a special concert performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at 6PM on Sunday, October 21 st . Proceeds from the tickets ($25) will benefit Lancaster PA Pride and Waves Ahead , an organization working to reestablish and strengthen vulnerable and marginalized communities in Puerto Rico.

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Coming in October
Hedwig

2014 Tony Award Best Revival of a Musical
Recommended for Adult Audiences

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a gender-bent musical by John Cameron Mitchell with music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. Hedwig Robinson is a transsexual punk rocker from East Germany who goes on a U.S. tour with her band, The Angry Inch. During the performances, Hedwig tells the story of her life: her transition from the boy Hansel into the woman Hedwig, her botched sex-change operation, her former lover and band-mate that stole her music for fame, her marriage to Yitzhak the Jewish ex-drag (who is also her talented back-up singer), and everything in between. Hedwig explores her journey to fame, the origins of love, and her own identity.

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Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA

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Help EPAC continue to provide 'theater that matters' by becoming a sponsor!

As a nonprofit community based theater organization EPAC is committed to remain a vital part of both the Lancaster County Arts and Business communities. The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is a prime opportunity for artistic expression and community conscious business enterprise to form a meaningful partnership. Allow our passion to partner with your financial support and together we will achieve a lasting artistic legacy for future generations to cherish! Check out all of our sponsorship and advertising opportunities.

 
As a nonprofit community based theater organization the Ephrata Performing Arts Center (EPAC) is committed to remain a vital part of both the Lancaster County Arts and Business communities by providing affordable thought provoking theater entertainment that matters.
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2018 Season Sponsor
12:34 MicroTechnologies
2018 Season Sponsor
Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA
2018 Season Media Sponsor
Blue Ridge Communications

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