OREGON CITY – Clackamas Community College’s Theatre Department opens “Picnic,” the second installment of the 2016-17 “A Season of American Classics” series, on March 2.
Subtitled "A Summer Romance," Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright William Inge masterfully portrays the disappointments, yearnings and courage of ordinary citizens when a handsome drifter stirs up passions in their small Kansas town one eventful Labor Day in 1953.
Under the direction of artistic director James Eikrem, "Picnic" features scenic and lighting design by Christopher Whitten, costumes by Alva Bradford and choreography by guest artist Laura Hiszczynskyj.
An opening night reception at 6:30 p.m. includes refreshments music provided by CCC’s Jazz Combo under the direction of Music Department Chair Lars Campbell.
"Picnic" runs March 2-12, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. at the Niemeyer Osterman Theatre, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City.
Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and $5 (or pay what you can at the door) for students. Visit www.clackamas.edu/theatre or call 503-594-3153 for reservations.
"A Season of American Classics" continues in the spring with Neil Simon’s comedy "The Good Doctor," based on short-stories by the Russian author Anton Chekhov.