Hitzeman Theatre Night 2014

PicnicThe Theatre of Western Springs Event

On April 30, 2014, we hosted our 4th Theatre Night.  Our guests were swept away by the performance of “Picnic” at the Theatre of Western Springs.

Passion and propriety collides in William Inge’s Picnic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama. It’s the last day of summer as shirtless, shiftless drifter Hal Carter swaggers into a sleepy Kansas burg, stumbles into the backyard and the lives of Flo Owens and her two daughters and ignites libidos all over the place. By the time everybody’s ready to return to work, Hal has made off with the heart of the prettiest girl in town. Like a breeze across a late-summer plain, Picnic is a stirring reminder that in life and love, the only thing scarier than being held is being held back.

This event and parking is completely complimentary to our guests.

We had the pleasure of having Deb Barta from Chefs Ahoy cater the event with a delectable, desert buffet of goodies during the intermission.  Information 312-560-3975 or www.chefs-ahoy.com.

We had a fantastic turnout and look forward to hosting another Theatre Night in 2015.
Here are some of the lovely comments from the evening to share:

“Sue, Todd and all,
Thank you for the enjoyable evening at the theatre. Much appreciated.”
Joan Schmidt and Linda Mokry
Brookfield, IL

“Dear Todd & Sue,
Thank you for a most enjoyable evening at the Western Springs Theatre – ‘picnic” was wonderful and we appreciated the invitation.”
Laurie Whitman
LaGrange Park, IL

“Dear Hitzeman Family,
We want to thank you so very much for your kind invitation to see “Picnic” at The Theatre of Western Springs. We had a fantastic time!! The show was great and the goodies delicious. It was also so nice to be able to visit with friends from St. Louise de Marillac. God Bless you always.”
J & J
La Grange Park, IL

“Todd & Sue,
I want to thank you for a most enjoyable evening at Western Springs Theatre. What a truly wonderful event to do! I thoroughly enjoyed the play, the snacks, the atmosphere! I kept thinking how much my mom would have enjoyed the event! She truly thought so much of both of you and always talked so highly of you!   Thank you again!”
Mary Callaghan
Western Springs, IL

“Dear Sue & Todd,
Thank you for inviting us to the Western Springs Theatre to see the play Picnic. We really enjoyed the play very much. The refreshments at intermission were delicious. It was very nice of you to treat all of us to such a nice evening. We appreciate it very much. Thank you again.”
Myles & Jackie Tlusty
LaGrange Park, IL

For more information about the Theatre of Western Springs visit: http://www.theatreofwesternsprings.com/

To see information and photos of the last 3 Theatre nights please visit:

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Sincerely, The Hitzeman Family & Staff

Some photos from “Picnic” April 30, 2014  (Click on any of the photos on this page for a larger view)


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