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A handsome drifter upsets a small town's balance and stirs its passions in this Pulitzer-winning drama

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required through Central Ticket Office. Redeem starting day of purchase for a ticket at venue Box Office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Union Station’s H&R Block City Stage. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects KCAT's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • Two tickets to see Kansas City Actors Theatre presents Picnic
  • Where: Union Station’s H&R Block City Stage
  • Section: general admission
  • Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
  • Ticket values include all fees.<p>

Dates and Times

  • $30 for any show from August 6 to August 9 (up to a $60 value)
  • $35 for any show from August 10 to August 25 (up to a $75 value)
  • Click here to view the schedule.<p>

The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student, senior, or military discounts.<p>


Honoring the 100th birthday of seminal Kansan playwright William Inge, the Kansas City Actors Theatre brings to life Picnic, the work that won him a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Set during a Labor Day picnic in a Midwestern town of the 1950s, the show starts with the arrival of Hal Carter, a dashing, unpredictable man whose ne’er-do-well exterior hides a tender heart and several other organs of similar consistency. As he falls for one of the town’s girls, the beautiful Madge—who happens to be romantically involved with his old college friend—his unsettling presence causes a disruption among the inhabitants of the conservative burg, including Madge’s overweening mother, Flo, her tomboyish sister, Millie, and their loose-cannon schoolteacher, Rosemary. Flaring passions follow, with the young lovers forced to decide what is most important, and who they truly want to be with.<p>

Kansas City Actors Theatre

Founded and exclusively run by practicing theater artists, the Kansas City Actors Theatre brings peerless artistry to carefully curated seasons of theatrical classics. Eschewing such crutches as flashy effects, ornate costumes, and post-show hypnotists that tell the audience they enjoyed themselves, the Theatre relies foremost on the talent of its actors to bring plays to life.

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