Picnic Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Act 1

• The play opens early in the morning on Labor Day in a small Kansas town.

• All the events take place on the porches of two homes.

• Mrs. Flo Owens and her daughters, Madge and Millie, live in one house and Mrs. Helen Potts and her invalid mother live in the neighboring house.

• Mrs. Potts has hired a vagabond named Hal for the day to do some work around her house.

• Millie is arguing with a neighbor boy named Bomber who harasses Madge to go out with him.

• Hal intervenes and sends Bomber on his way and Madge is instantly attracted to the handsome Hal.

• Flo chases Hal away and she and her daughters listen to the sound of a distant train whistle.

• Millie longs to take a train to New York while Madge hopes a handsome stranger will get off the train one day, discover her and...

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