- Your Visit
"PICNIC at EPAC is a Delightful and Heartrending Play"Kelli Curtin, Theatre Sensation
By William Inge
Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Recommended for Teen and Adult Audiences
"Ephrata Performing Arts Center's 'Picnic' makes a wild summer day seem realistic"Jenelle Janici, Lancaster Online
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. 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' at EPAC challenges gender roles and celebrates strong female characters"Jenelle Janici, Lancaster Online
Join the fun at EPAC and watch as the drifter brings drama to this neighborhood holiday!
"'Picnic' casts new and familiar faces"Michael C. Upton, The Ephrata Review
Picnic is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
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.
You could be the lucky winner of a limited edition original piece of art signed by the entire cast and crew!
Yes, one of these limited pieces will be secured and signed by the entire cast and crew of EPAC's production of
This special legacy piece is going to be raffled during the run of Picnic with the drawing to be held closing day, September 15. You need not be present to win! Raffle tickets will be sold 1 for $5, 3 for $10, and 8 for $20, with all proceeds benefiting the Ephrata Performing Arts Center, your home for theater that matters!