Bad Seed

October 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2006

Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8:00pm. 2:00 PM Matinee Oct 22

Location: Avon Theater, 525 North 2nd Street, Breese, IL 62230


The scene is a small Southern town where Colonel and Christine Penmark live with their daughter, Rhoda. 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, admired by all her elders. But Rhoda’s mother has an uneasy feeling about her. When one of Rhoda’s schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a picnic, Mrs. Penmark is alarmed. For the boy who was drowned was the one who had won the penmanship medal that Rhoda felt she deserved.

Character Description Actor
Rhoda Penmark A sweet and naïve acting young lady, but beneath the surface, she is very manipulating and evil. Caitlyn Wade, O'Fallon IL
Christine Penmark 

 

 

A well bred young woman who is in denial of her daughter’s evilness. Jennifer Gillespie, Highland IL
Monica Breedlove 

 

 

She is a widow of 45 or so, intelligent, talkative and perhaps over-friendly, who also has an incestuous affection for her brother Emery. Lisa Strubhart Breese IL
Miss Fern 

 

 

The head mistress of the most aristocratic school in the state.  She has achieved a certain “savior fair” even though she is timid and an undistinguished old maid. Kitty Gagen, Lebanon IL
Mrs. Daigle 

 

 

A home-grown girl who married her high school sweetheart and never ventured out of her home town. Cindy Kues, Aviston IL
Col Kenneth Penmark 

 

 

An Army officer of about 35 or so and is very mindful of his family to the point of blindness. * John Doughtery, Breese IL
Emory Wages 

 

 

A few years younger than his sister Monica Breedlove.  He is friendly but is a stark contract to his sister. Robert (Doc) Savage, Swansea IL
Leroy 

 

 

The janitor, appears to be a bit slow however, he is smarter than he lets on.  He knows all about Rhoda’s secrets. * Thom Murray. O'Fallon IL
Reginald Tasker 

 

 

A detective story writer who has made himself a minorexpert in the history of crime. Mike Huelsmann, Breese IL
Mr. Daigle A home-grown boy married to his high school sweetheart.  He is very quiet and unassuming; he is used to being told what to do my his wife. Charlie Huelsmann, Germantown IL
Messenger A young Western Union delivery boy Brianna Wahl, Breese, IL
Richard Bravo Christine’s father.  He is about 55 or so, handsome but also stern and weary.  He is a former radio show host and murder mystery writer. Bill Gagen, Lebanon, IL

* denotes Clinton County Showcase debut.

 

Crew

 

Directors Lynne Huelsmann & Lori Wahl
Lights and Sound Braden Henze
Set design and construction Mike Huelsmann
Costume Coordinator Lynne Huelsmann
Costumes Cast

 

 


Director: Lynne Huelsmann

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