June 5 @ 8:00 am - July 14 @ 5:00 pm| $80
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! A 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.
Act 1 runs approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes.
Act 2 runs approximately 50 minutes.
There will also be on 15-minute intermission.