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February 18, 2009 > Bad Seed

Bad Seed

Can evil be inherited? That's the question posed by Maxwell Anderson's stage play "The Bad Seed." Rhoda Penmark (Emma Thvedt) plays a nine year-old girl who is perfection itself unless she's crossed or challenged. Several disturbing recent events have led Rhoda's mother Christine (Sandy Sodos) to suspect that her child is a latent murderess.

Upon discovering that she is the daughter of a convicted killer, Christine becomes convinced that sweet little Rhoda is a "Bad Seed"- an inherent killer who feels no remorse because she doesn't know any better. Will the garrulous landlady (Kathy Blumenfeld) and her brother (Chris Ciabattoni) fall for Rhoda's seeming innocence? What happens when the gentle moronic handyman Leroy (Michael Rodrigues) accidentally tumbles on to her secret? Come to Stage 1 Theatre's Black Box production of "The Bad Seed" to find out! Director Sue Ellen Nelsen promises an edge of your seat performance.

Bad Seed
February 20-March 14
Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Sundays, 2:30 p.m.
Newark Memorial High School Theatre
39375 Cedar Blvd., Newark
(510) 791-0287

$25 - Adults at the door
$22 Advance purchase and seniors
$18 - Group of 12 or more
$12 - High School and younger

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