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Desert Foothills Theater will debut Picnic beginning with a Preview Night performance at 7:30 p.m., April 12. The run of the show includes a total of seven performances running through April 22 at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center.

Desert Foothills Theater invites public to Picnic

STAFF REPORT ~ 4/4/2012

Desert Foothills Theater continues its season with Picnic, performing April 12 - 22 in the intimate Black Box Theater of Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center.
Show times are at 7:30 p.m. for the April 12 Preview Night, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets range from $15 to $20 for children under 18, and from $22 to $30 for adults.
Picnic premiered on Broadway in 1953 and was Paul Newman’s first Broadway debut. Directed by Diedre Kaye, Picnic is a drama that takes place in 1953 over Labor Day weekend in a small Kansas town. The plot centers around two neighbors: Flo Owens, a widow, lives in one home with her two maturing daughters, Madge and Millie, and their boarder, a spinster school teacher. Helen Potts and her elderly and invalid mother reside next door. Into this all-female setting comes a young man named Hal Carter, whose animal vitality seriously upsets the entire group and uncovers a world of longing and lust hidden beneath the perfect facade.
The Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center is located at 33606 N. 60th St. in North Scottsdale.
Desert Foothills Theater is a division of the Foothills Community Foundation. For information or to purchase tickets go to or call 480-488-1981.