On a cold, snowy night in New York, my husband and I managed to catch the evening performance of the Roundabout Theater's revival of William Inge's play Picnic which featured Sebastian Stan of Captain America and Once A Upon A Time, both of which I've never seen. We were seated in Row G of the Orchestra and when Sebastian Stan made his entrance without his shirt on, his chiseled chest glistening with sweat, my husband who is usually extremely reserved let out a loud and notable gasp. Everyone within ear-shot began laughing uncontrollably. It was THAT sort of moment!
I frankly was not looking forward to this Broadway revival, probably because I had seen the movie and found it lacking. Now, I know why : William Holden who was in his late thirties at the time and looking quite older than that on film, played the part of the stud now assumed by Sebastian Stan and he was not credible in the part. Nor was Kim Novak who was already a bombshell when she made this film and far too knowing for this role. In its current revival, William Inge's play is a bit dated but still sparkles with the help of the vibrant cast that has been assembled.
Anyone coming to this blog, clearly appreciates male pulchritude so let me highly recommend Sebastian Stan. His body is awesome, lean and beautifully toned with every muscle defined and pumped. He brings raw energy to this dated chestnut. The promo for Picnic, which runs through Feb. 24th at the American Airlines Theater, has been uploaded at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!