Picnic Theatre Company presents "The Importance of Being Earnest"

June 20th, Taking place in the Woodlawn Mansion Fountain Garden -Garden opens at 5:30, show at 7:00

Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining 1895 comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest:  A Trivial Comedy for Serious People” features two carefree bachelors, each with a carefully hidden double life that quickly unravels. Silliness ensues with jealous fiancées, whimsical ingénues, scheming society matrons, and the most famous handbag in theater history. Join Picnic Theatre Company at Woodlawn for a garden cocktail party and one-act performance of the play that the London Telegraph calls “the most perfect comedy in the English language.” Bring your own picnic or order one from us! Come at 5:30PM to grab a drink and enjoy our garden while you picnic, and the show begins at 7PM!  Rain or shine, tented if rain.


Past Events

The Picnic Theatre Company Presents: An Evening in the Twilight Zone
November 1st, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Picnic Theatre Company returns to Woodlawn Estate for seasonal cocktail party theatre on November 1 with An Evening in The Twilight Zone: A Parody! Experience three short episodes of classic 1950s sci-fi suspense, exploring themes of Cold War fears in American suburbia; artificial intelligence for daily living; and the promise and peril of contact with alien civilizations, along with hilarious actual advertisements from a bygone era. 

Enjoy wine and refreshments and be transported to another time and dimension at Woodlawn! 6:30 cocktail reception, 7:30 one hour performance.

Directed by Steve Rochlin

Cast: Nurith Aizenman * Nova Daly* Chris Fowler* Charles Kovatch* Daniela McInerney* Antonio Olivo* Steve Rochlin * Kevin Rooney * Christina Sevilla *Matt Stoller

Proceeds benefit Woodlawn Pope-Leighey House preservation and programs.
Price: $15

Washington, Whiskey, and Woodlawn Tour: Dogue Run Farm Exclusive Experience
Location: George Washington's Distillery & Woodlawn
October 15th, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy private guided tours of the George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill site and Woodlawn during this special fall partner tour! 
Watch demonstrations of the Gristmill's operating system, and the distillers in action as they make apple brandy and sample the unique Mount Vernon whiskey. 

From the Distillery & Gristmill, guests will drive to Woodlawn, the home of Martha Washington's granddaughter, Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis and her husband, Lawrence Lewis. At Woodlawn, guests can tour the mansion, as well as walk through Arcadia's educational farm and enjoy a historic cocktail created by Element Shrub with seasonal light bites from Rouge Fine Catering

Learn more about the connection between Woodlawn and Mount Vernon, as well as gain a greater understanding of how this area once operated as one of Washington's five farms. 

1:00 p.m. -- 4:00 p.m.: Tours of George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill with private tastings on the second floor of each building. Timed tickets for entrance to both sites. 
2:00 p.m. -- 5:00 p.m.: Tours of Woodlawn & Arcadia farm. Event ends at 6:00 p.m.

Price: $25 per person