Picnic is a huge delicious ice cream of a fantasy you don’t even have to feel guilty about giving in to it because it comes in the guise of hard bitten realism. I loved it.
The action takes place in a small town in the midwest in and around the houses of Flo Owens and Helen Potts and the yard between them. The set, always on view, is so familiar and warmly lit, from the worn white wood frame houses with enticing glimpses through the windows to the appealingly familiar junk around, that one can hardly wait for the play to begin. The play doesn’t disappoint.