Presented by California State University, Fullerton at Young Theatre - CSU Fullerton, Fullerton CA

Nov 15
Dec 08

When a Stranger Comes to Town, Hearts Are Broken and Lives Changed Forever

By William Inge • Directed by Eve Himmelheber

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, working-class neighborhood are preparing for the annual picnic when charming young drifter Hal Carter hops off of a freight train and into their lives. Hearts are broken and lives are changed, as Hal’s dangerous energy challenges the restrictive mid twentieth-century American values of

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Admission Information
Tickets: $14/$12 (Titan) + $3 per order handling fee 

Tickets on sale one month prior to opening night.

*Advance sales only for students, senior citizens (62+), CSUF staff, faculty, Alumni Association, OLLI, & support group members. Discounts offered on advance purchases only. Regular-priced tickets sold immediately prior to performance.

Box Office Information

Monday–Friday: 11 am to 5 pm
Closed on major holidays, Winter, Spring and Summer Breaks

The Box Office is also open one hour prior to scheduled ticketed performances (sale is limited exclusively to that day’s performance’s only).

Cash, check or credit card accepted

The Box Office located on the southwest corner of the Clayes Performing Arts Center. Box Office is open Free 15-minute parking is available off Arts Drive near the Box Office.

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Parking for Performances: Parking on weekends is free starting at 5 pm, Fridays. At all other times, daily permits are required and can be purchased by Visa, MasterCard or Discover for $10 upon entering the parking structure. Cash is not accepted. 

Visitor information

Contact Information:
Clayes Performing Arts Center Box Office
(657) 278-3371

Contact: 657-278-3371

Email: pac-boxoffice@Exchange.fullerton.edu

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  • Nov 15, 2019 at 08:00 pm (Fri)
  • Nov 16, 2019 at 08:00 pm (Sat)
  • Nov 17, 2019 at 02:00 pm (Sun)
  • Nov 21, 2019 at 08:00 pm (Thu)
  • Nov 22, 2019 at 08:00 pm (Fri)
  • Nov 23, 2019 at 02:00 pm (Sat)
  • Nov 23, 2019 at 08:00 pm (Sat)
  • Nov 24, 2019 at 02:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 5, 2019 at 08:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 6, 2019 at 08:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 7, 2019 at 02:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 7, 2019 at 08:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 8, 2019 at 02:00 pm (Sun)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Young Theatre - CSU Fullerton

800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831

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