The Theatre of Western Springs

4384 Hampton Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558


The Theatre of Western Springs

OUR 85th SEASON is

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Summer Drama Camp at TWS

Opening April 24, William Inge's Pulitzer Prize winning drama

Picnic Opens April 24

Things are heating up here at TWS. Click the image below or at left for details about PICNIC

PICNIC opens April 24 at TWS

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Picnic opens April 24 at TWS

Irma Kronkite   Karen Arnold
Millie Owens   Lindsey Arquilla


  Tristan Collins
Madge Owens   Stephanie Grady
Rosemary Sydney   Kathy Kusper

Alan Seymour

  Jason McCargo
Hal Carter   Tom McGregor
Helen Potts   Cheryle McKay
Flo Owens   Liz Steele
Christine Schoenwalder   Sue Wisthuff
Howard Bevans   Jeffery Siddal
Directed by Rick Snyder
Stage Manager
Denny Wise


Coming to the TWS Mainstage April 24

Picnic opens April 24 at TWS

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

"TWS will challenge your notion of what 'community theater' can be."
— Mark Vitale, WTTW-TV "Chicago Tonight"

"...a steamy portrait of passion in a world of limited choices"
— New York Dily News

“There's a charge crackling in the sultry Kansas air.”
— New York Magazine

Photos by Peter Bosy

Passion and propriety collide in William Inge’s Picnic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama. It's the last day of summer as shirtless, shiftless drifter Hal Carter swaggers into a sleepy Kansas burg, stumbles into the backyard and the lives of Flo Owens  and her two daughters and ignites libidos all over the place. By the time everybody’s ready to return to work, Hal has made off with the heart of the prettiest girl in town. Like a breeze across a late-summer plain, Picnic is a stirring reminder that in life and love, the only thing scarier than being held is being held back.

April 24, 25, 26, May 1, 2, & 3 at 8:00 PM
April 27, May 3 & 4 at 2:30 PM
April 27 at 7:30 PM

Ticket Prices: Fri., Sat. Eve. & Sun. Matinee: $20
Thurs., Sun. Eve. & Sat. Matinee: $18
For tickets call our Box Office at 708-246-3380
You can purchase tickets by calling our box office Tuesday-Friday between the hours of 12 noon and 5pm, or you may order tickets online by clicking the link below
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