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Penny Candy

  • The Wyly Theater 2400 Flora Street Dallas, TX, 75201 United States (map)

Written by Jonathan Norton
Directed by Derrick Sanders
Life in Pleasant Grove was both sweet and sour. 

Growing up in a candy house sounds like every kid’s dream. But for 12-year-old Jon-Jon, helping his father run Paw Paw’s Candy Tree out of their run-down one-bedroom apartment isn’t quite a dream come true. As their neighborhood sees a surge of violence fueled by epidemic drug use and increasing racial tensions, the business begins to fail and danger looms immediately outside Jon-Jon’s front door. Oh, and then there’s the looming threat of Vacation Bible School. Worst summer ever! world premiere from Dallas playwright  Jonathan Norton, and set in Dallas’ own Pleasant Grove, Penny Candy follows one family as they seek to balance their responsibilities to their community and to one another. Recommended for ages 15 (or High School) and older. Penny Candy was developed with the support of PlayPenn, Paul Meshejian, Artistic Director.

Ace Anderson
Tiana Kaye Blair
Leon Addison Brown
Claudia Logan
Liz Mikel
Esau Price
Jamal Sterling

Performances are every night of the week except Monday
Tuesday - 7:30
Wednesday - 7:30
Thursday - 7:30
Friday - 8:00
Saturday - 2:00 & 8:00
Sunday - 2:00 & 7:30

Earlier Event: March 29
Twelfth Night