All the Drama: 1953 Pulitzer Prize Winner “Picnic” by William Inge

All The Drama is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of deep dives into the plays that have won The Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


The Pulitzer Prize for Drama: “Picnic”
1953 Pulitzer winner “Picnic” by William Inge

Picnic Wikipedia page

William Inge Wikipedia page:

Original New York Times Review

“PICNIC’ REVISITED; Life in a Kansas Community Honestly Drawn in William Inge’s New Play “by Brooks Atkinson, The New York Times

Variety of Feminine Types in a Small Town Will Be Seen in a New Play” by William Inge, The New York Times

“Boy Actor to Broadway Author; About the Boy Actor Who Became an Author” by Milton Bracker, The New York Times

2013 Revival Review

Video excerpt from 2013 revival

“Picnic” – Original B’way Cast on “The Ed Sullivan Show”

Movie on Amazon Prime:

“A Disturbed Genius Seen Through the Eyes of an Intimate Friend: William Inge and Barbara Baxley” by Diana Bertolini, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

“William Inge: The Cost Of Disregard” By Dan Sullivan, Los Angeles Times

“Channeling Inge: Marcia Cebulska, Catherine Filloux, Caridad Svich, Lydia Stryk and Alice Tuan with Adam Kraar” The Brooklyn Rail

“Commentary: The case of a mysterious Edward Albee play that has resurfaced in L.A.” by Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

New York Times obit

Four Plays: Come Back Little Sheba; Picnic; Bus Stop; The Dark at the Top of the Stairs

William Inge Center for the Performing Arts

Guest: Thomas Hischak–staff/thomas-hischak.php

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Jan Simpson is a theater journalist who writes the blog Broadway& Me and hosts the BroadwayRadio podcasts Stagecraft and All The Drama. She has twice served as a Pulitzer Prize juror.

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