Tickets to go on sale for Cowley College's fall play “Picnic”

August 30, 2019

Cowley College fall play posterCowley College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department is gearing up for its fall play “Picnic” October 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Robert Brown Theatre. Tickets go on sale September 2 and can be purchased online at, in person in the Brown Center Room 100, or by calling 620-441-5223.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for students and military personnel with ID. There will be a special dinner and show option available for the Friday, October 4 performance. The special $15 ticket covers both the price for the dinner and the show. The dinner will be catered by Great Western Dining and is sponsored by the Cowley College Foundation.

A small Kansas town in the 1950s is the setting for William Inge’s bittersweet melodrama Picnic. On a sweltering Labor Day morning, the women of a quiet neighborhood on the wrong side of the tracks are preparing for the annual picnic. Watchful mother Flo Owens has hopes that her beautiful daughter Madge will get a proposal from Alan, the local millionaire’s son. Younger sister Millie, the “smart one”, yearns to grow up and leave her small town behind. Good-natured Mrs. Potts is happy to get a break from taking care of her aged mother. And spinster schoolteacher Rosemary Sydney cheerfully keeps her boyfriend Howard at arms’ length.

This seemingly placid feminine environment is disrupted when Hal Carter, a muscular and charming young drifter who happens to be a former fraternity brother of Alan’s, hops off the freight train, and straight into Mrs. Potts’ hospitable home. Hearts are broken and lives are changed in the following 24 hours, as Hal’s lively, dangerous, masculine energy wakes up the sleepy community.

Don’t miss your chance to see this critically acclaimed play.

Cast list:

Helen Potts – Abbiah Conrad
Hal Carter – Jacob Giger
Millie Owens – Jennifer Wong
Bomber – Gabe Hyer
Madge Owens – Katreena Odom
Flow Owens – Gabrielle Monasmith
Rosemary Sydney – Jeannie Qualls
Alan Seymour – Logan Hockenbury
Irma Kronkite – Kaitlynn Tarrant
Christine Schoenwalder – Rachel Tiller
Howard Bevans – Ray Keady