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Bad Seed

For little Rhoda, murder is child's play.

Tickets on sale September 9, 2019

  • OCT 4-20, 2019
  • Veterans Studio Theatre
  • Thriller–Theatre PG


Little Rhoda Penmark is the evil queen of the story. On the surface, she is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, and admired by all her elders. But after a boy from her class wins the penmanship medal instead of her, Rhoda’s charm turns to spite. When the boy mysteriously drowns at a picnic, Mrs. Penmark can’t shake the feeling that Rhoda was somehow involved. Would Rhoda do anything to get the medal she felt she deserved?

By Maxwell Anderson, from William March’s novel.

Performance dates & times

  • October 4, 7:30pm
  • October 5, 2:00pm*
  • October 5, 7:30pm
  • October 6, 2:00pm*
  • October 10-11, 7:30pm
  • October 12, 2:00pm*
  • October 12, 7:30pm
  • October 13, 2:00pm*
  • October 17-18, 7:30pm
  • October 19, 2:00pm*
  • October 19, 7:30pm
  • October 20, 2:00pm*

*Matinee performance.

Directed by Grant Golson

Grant assumed the role of Producing Artistic Director for LCT in August of 2017. Originally from Overland Park, Kansas, he has worked in fundraising and administration for The Lyric Opera of Kansas City and The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter. Prior to that, Grant spent ten years as an equity actor in New York City and around the country. Midway through that journey, he took a shot at directing and found it to be another great passion. Grant has an MBA from the University of Kansas.

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  • Cast
  • Production Team

Rhoda Penmark
Avie Nelson

Monica Breedlove
Janine Gallo

Miss Fern
Lizz Brannon

Mr. Daigle/Messenger
David Bigalke

Col. Kenneth Penmark
Matt Springer

Avery Gerstenberger

Mrs. Daigle
Shana Gramling

Grant Golson

Set Designer
Kit Mayer

Costume Designer
Irina Christel

Lighting Designer
Kit Mayer

Props Master
Sue Tomashek

Sound Designer
Luke Erickson

Technical Director
Peter Suardi

Stage Manager
Seth Keiser

Assistant Director
Colin Thelen

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