‘Bad Seed’ is sown at Watts Hall
Thomaston — For three nights only, Camden Civic Theatre will set the scene for the season of scares with “Bad Seed.” Performances of the classic chiller will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18 through 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the second-floor auditorium of Watts Hall, Main Street/Route 1.
The show is co-directed by CCT vets Lois Levensaler, who has wanted to stage the play for years, and her daughter Mary Lou Curtis. Another daughter, Jean Levensaler, is in the cast, in the small but memorable role of Mrs. Daigle. In “Bad Seed,” Maxwell Anderson’s stage adaptation of William March’s novel, however, it all comes down to the crucial role of Rhoda Penmark who, at the tender age of 8, may be someone altogether other than the sweet, perfect child she appears.
“We have a terrific Rhoda; she’s a very promising little actress,” said Lois Levensaler.
Elaine Landry, 10, of Camden is making her stage debut in “Bad Seed” … and giving her more experienced cast mates a run for their laurels in the process.
“It’s awesome!” she said.
Jennifer True and Scott Tilton play Rhoda's mother and father, Christine and Kenneth; Dagney Ernest and Peter Carriveau play upstairs neighbors Monica and Emory; Ken Mahar plays Leroy the handyman; Randall Merrifield plays Richard Bravo, Christine’s father; Paul Aron Weintraub plays criminologist Reginald Tasker; Dorothy Nyman plays schoolmistress Miss Fern; and Bill Maddox plays Mr. Daigle.
Tickets, available at the door, for the one-weekend-only show are $12, $10 for students and senior citizens; all seats will be general admission. Watts Hall is handicapped accessible and has an elevator. This show is not recommended for children.
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