The Thespian Club at Martinsville High School presents The Bad Seed, written by American playwright Maxwell Anderson, adapted from the novel of the same name by American writer William March. The play focuses on the seemingly perfect little girl Rhoda Penmark, who is able to charm her way into just about anything she wants. Anything, except a highly coveted penmanship medal that her teacher has awarded to Claude Daigle, one of Rhoda's classmates. During a school outing near the shore, Claude goes missing and drowns. Has Rhoda done something unspeakable? Claude's mother thinks so, but to what extent will she go for revenge?