What the popular press said...
"Remains little more than a billboard for prettiness."
Ben Brantley for NY Times
"Rich and satisfying revival ."
Joe Dziemianowicz for NY Daily News
"What theater is all about."
Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post
"Tin-eared miscalculation from the usually on-key Gold (Director)."
Erik Haagensen for Back Stage
"Extraordinarily satisfying revival."
Robert Feldberg for The Record
"Picnic yields gentle rewards. And if Gold’s staging muffles some of them, it nonetheless finds resonance in the play’s bruised cynicism about love."
David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter
"A case might be made for reviving 'Picnic,' ... But helmer Sam Gold fails to make any case at all with this clumsy production ..., which reduces Inge's characters to broad caricatures and finds more comedy than pathos in their lives of quiet desperation.
Marilyn Stasio for Variety
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