7/22 The Bad Seed
This Tuesday, JULY 22nd, we will be reading the 1954 play THE BAD SEED by Maxwell Anderson.
The story of the play focuses on the seemingly perfect little girl Rhoda Penmark, who is able to charm her way into getting just about anything she wants. Anything, that is, except a highly coveted penmanship medal that her teacher has awarded to Claude Daigle, one of Rhoda’s classmates. During a school outing near the shore, Claude goes missing and it is soon discovered that Claude has drowned near a pier. Rhoda’s mother, Christine, begins to suspect that Rhoda had something to do with the boy’s death when she finds Claude’s penmanship medal hidden in Rhoda’s room. Gradually Christine comes to believe that Rhoda was behind other incidents surrounding the family which also ended with someone dying before their time.
The Complex, Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Tuesday, July 22nd
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 6:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.
RHODA PENMARK – Allie Costa
CHRISTINE PENMARK – Kate Purnell
MONICA BREEDLOVE – Meghan Allison
MISS CLAUDIA FERN/STAGE DIRECTIONS – Emily Clark
HORTENSE DAIGLE – Pat Lentz
RICHARD BRAVO/LEROY – John Ross Clark
MR DAIGLE/EMORY WAGES/STAGE DIRECTIONS – Travis James Riner
COLONEL KENNETH PENMARK/RADIO VOICE – Stephan Early
REGINALD TASKER/MESSENGER – Lisa Dudley