Picnic Blanket Table by Thomas Adrian Simpson
About the Artist
Thomas Adrian Simpson is a longtime Arena performer (he first walked through the stage door some thirty years ago). Tom was most recently a member of the Newsies cast, playing three different roles- Wiesel, Jacobi, and the Mayor- and changing costumes a lot! Other notable performances at Arena Stage include Eli Whitney in Anything Goes, Karl Lindner in A Raisin in the Sun, Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady, and Abraham Lincoln in Mary K. and Lizzie T. Regionally, Tom has appeared at The Goodman, Signature, Ford’s Theatre, The Kennedy Center, The Shakespeare Theatre, Roundhouse, The Delaware Theatre Co, The Olney Center for the Performing Arts, The Riverside Center, Theatre J and Studio Theatre among others. TV appearances include House of Cards and America’s Most Wanted. He trained at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. An avid do-it-yourselfer, when not onstage or in the rehearsal hall, Tom is often found in his workshop at home focusing on small woodworking projects utilizing reclaimed wood and repurposed hardware, some of which was gleaned from former stage sets.
Picnic Blanket Table
Elevate your picnic!!! No more split glasses or bottles of wine, and keep those pesky ants off that cheese plate! Constructed of reclaimed oak fence boards each table is unique. And, finished with food safe beeswax, the table can be used directly as a serving platter or simply a table to hold your plates. The unique design keeps your bottle, stem glasses, and/or plastic cups upright whether the ground is even or not. Approximately 12” X 20” X 4” the Picnic Blanket Table folds down to only 1 ¼” thick, making it an easy-to-pack solution.