|SSU to showcase satiric comedy ‘Bad Penny’ Oct. 3-14
"Bad Penny" is a satiric comedy and outdoor performance event offering a whimsical, mind-bending theatrical experience where characters interact across a lake and engage the audience as they share encounters with bad luck and gruesome pasts.
The SSU Department of Theatre Arts & Dance presents a rare and unusual opportunity for audiences to experience this one-act Mac Wellman play about the mythic and metaphorical power of water. Admission is free and open to the students, faculty, staff and the general public for this site specific performance presented at The University Lake near the Art Building.
“Bad Penny” is a site-specific theater piece originally written for presentation at New York City's Central Park Bow Bridge location. It will translate perfectly to the stunning lakes and park-like surroundings of SSU’s campus environment. The production features Dylan Waite as Man 1, Elise Siegle as Woman 1 and Max Reiner as Boatman.
This production is part of "Water Works," which is an SSU campus-wide project including fine arts and academics drawing on the theme of inland water flow as resource, theme and metaphor. The Water Works project features a variety of events and performances presented across the SSU campus in indoor theaters, classrooms, art galleries and outdoor site-specific events at bodies of water.
The play runs Oct. 3-14. Times are noon on Oct. 3 and Oct. 10; 2 p.m. on Oct. 7, including a post-show discussion; 5 p.m. Oct. 5 (faculty and staff show that includes a pre-show of “A Little Tea and Apathy), 6, 12 and 13; and 11 a.m.. Oct. 14 (includes pre-show of A Little Tea and Apathy).
The location is at 1801 E. Cotati Ave. in Rohnert Park.