The Bad Seed Opens Friday
At Theatre Shenandoah
In a departure from its recent theatrical offerings, Theatre Shenandoah turns darker with the production of a psychological drama, The Bad Seed, opening Friday, September 28, for a three-weekend run.
The play, which centers on a seemingly sweet young girl who is not what she appears to be, is based on a 1954 novel by William March, The Bad Seed was first a long-running Broadway play and since has been turned into a movie three times. The most recent version, a made-for-TV film, will premiere this month on Lifetime.
Theatre Shenandoah’s production is being directed by Teresa Tanner and stars Madeline Hopkins as 8-year-old Rhoda Penmark, who may have inherited a genius and a gene for evil. The cast also includes Hilerie Flathers as Rhoda’s mother and Alan Wiecking, last seen at Fagin in the musical Oliver!, as the unfortunate caretaker, Leroy.
Performances are scheduled for October 12, 13, and 14. Performances are at 7:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 pm on Sundays. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets are available online at www.theatreshenandoah.org, at the Edinburg Mill, or by calling the box office at 540-984-3972. Theatre Shenandoah, located at 107 Center Street, Edinburg, is a 501(c)3 organization.