Dublin High School Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play “Picnic” Opens Thursday
The Dublin High School Drama Club‘s first production of the 2011-12 season, the 1953 Pulitzer prize-winning play “Picnic” (by playwright William Inge), opens this Thursday Oct. 25 in Dublin High’s Little Theatre for a four performance run (10/25 – 1027 at 7pm, 10/28 at 2pm; $7 for students and $10 for adults). As in previous productions, ”Picnic” is double-cast which provides more students the unique opportunity to perform on stage. The full cast list is available here.
Dublin High Teacher and Director Bryant Hoex: “‘Picnic’ is a story filled with important themes for teens and parents alike: what happens when we label students as ‘the smart one’ or ‘the pretty one’? Can we protect our kids from making the same mistakes we have, or are there just some lessons they need to learn for themselves? This Pulitzer-Prize winning play gives us complex, fascinating characters, and I’m proud of our student-actors for portraying them with such earnestness and maturity. Thank you to the entire DHS community for supporting the arts… please enjoy the show!”
Dublin High School recently broke ground on a new 500-seat Performing Arts Center which will be the new home for the drama and music programs in early 2014.
Dublin High Drama Club students filmed and edited a preview of the show: