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The Big Deal: Dallas Theater Center Presents ‘Penny Candy’

by Gila Espinoza 12 Jun 2019 1:30 AM

Dallas Theater Center’s current production is “Penny Candy” from Dallas playwright Jonathan Norton. 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.

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! Enter for a chance to receive a pair of tickets to the production running through July 14, at the Wyly Studio Theatre.

After taking care of business here, be sure to click over and sign up for out our two other Big Deals. Win tickets to see “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” at the AT&T Performing Arts Center or A Day at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth to see David Park: A Retrospective.

Please note: Only Art&Seek newsletter subscribers are eligible for the Big Deal. If you are not already a subscriber, you’ll want to sign up here for the newsletter first before signing up below. Winners will be selected by random drawing on Friday and will be notified by email. If the winner does not respond within 24 hours after notification, or cannot make the specified performance date, or declines the prize, another winner will be randomly chosen.

UPDATE: We have our winners. Thanks for playing. If you don’t hear from us you can find ticket information here.