The Roundabout Theatre Company revival of William Inge's Picnic, starring future Marvel lead Sebastian Stan, Oscar and Tony winner Ellen Burstyn, and Oscar nominee Mare Winningham, opened January 13, 2013. Directed by Sam Gold, the production ran 49 performances.
Inge's Pulitzer Prize–winning play tells the story of a drifter who shakes up a Kansas town and the lives of a beautiful young girl who yearns for a more exciting existence, her plain and bookish sister, and a moralistic but sexually frustrated schoolteacher.
Look Back at Sebastian Stan in Picnic on Broadway
The cast featured Reed Birney as middle-aged shopkeeper Howard Bevans, Maggie Grace as ready-to-blossom Madge Owens, Elizabeth Marvel as marriage-hungry schoolteacher Rosemary Sydney, Stan as Hal Carter (the drifter who stirs up urges), Winningham as single mother Flo Owens and Burstyn as neighbor Helen Potts, with Madeleine Martin (tomboy sister Millie Owens), Ben Rappaport (Alan Seymour, Madge's college-boy suitor), Cassie Beck (as teacher Christine Schoenwalde), Maddie Corman (teacher Irma Kronkite), and Chris Perfetti (teen paperboy Bomber).