Senior Samantha Davison of Wichita, Kan., known in Sterling College circles for her lead acting and singing roles in several department plays and musicals, is taking on a new challenge by directing William Inge’s Picnic. Davison will present her senior show, Picnic, at 8:00 p.m. on March 30-31 in Culbertson Auditorium on the Sterling College campus.
Set in a small Kansas town on a 1950’s Labor Day weekend, Picnic offers Inge’s unique look at love. In a series of twists about lovers finding one another despite several obstacles, the play manages to touch themes of loneliness, gender roles, beauty, and youth. This show may be more suitable for adults than children.
Davison, a communications and theatre arts major with a concentration in theatre, is directing the play as her senior project, which is a requirement for the theatre arts major. Since her freshman year, Davison has been involved in ten plays, four musicals and two one-act productions. Last April, she directed the one-act play Bus Riley’s Back in Town by William I