It’s Labor Day in a small Kansas town in the 1950s. At two neighboring households of women, preparations are underway for the annual picnic, a welcome diversion from their usual routines. Helen Potts spends her days dutifully caring for her elderly mother. Flo Owens, a middle-aged widow, has two teenage daughters: beautiful Madge and brainy Millie. She also rents a room to Rosemary, a spinster schoolteacher. Flo hopes that the holiday will bring a marriage proposal for Madge, whose bookish boyfriend Alan comes from the town’s most prosperous family. But everything changes when Hal, a sexy drifter and old college friend of Alan’s, arrives! Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Picnic captures the repression and restlessness of mid-century middle America.