Bad Penny

A man and a woman sit in a park. They appear to be a couple, but aren’t. The man is clutching a car tire. The woman has picked up a penny and put it in her pocket. Wait! Is that the Boatman of Bow Bridge coming for the penny? How do we make choices in the face of the end of the world as we know it?



Join us for Perfect Catastrophes, a festival of Mac Wellman plays at The Flea!

Schedule

Running Time: 45 minutes

Schedule varies. Check official web site for up-to-date information.

Flea Theater

(New York, NY)
41 White Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2012
Sonoma State University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance presents 'Bad Penny' by Mac Wellman, directed by Judy Navas. The show plays Oct. 3 to Oct. 14, 2012, free and outdoors.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2009
Marymount Manhattan College Theatre Arts Division (Mary Fleisher, department Chair) will present Girl Gone by Mac William Hopkins from October 21 - October 25. Tickets go on sale today.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2012
Sonoma State University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance presents 'Bad Penny' by Mac Wellman, directed by Judy Navas. The show plays today, Oct. 3 to Oct. 14, 2012, free and outdoors.
by Movies News Desk - Oct 28, 2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Romanian Film Initiative are pleased to announce the 8th edition of MAKING WAVES: New Romanian Cinema
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2009
Girl Gone by Mac Wellman with direction by Paul Lazar, choreography by Annie-B Parson, with music composed and directed by Cynthia Hopkins marks the premier fall production at Marymount's Division of Fine Arts. The production will play 5 performances only; Wednesday, October 21 through Sunday, October 25 at the Theresa Lang Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2009
Marymount Manhattan College Theatre Arts Division (Mary Fleisher, department Chair) will present Girl Gone by Mac William Hopkins from October 21 - October 25. Tickets go on sale today.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2009
Girl Gone by Mac Wellman with direction by Paul Lazar, choreography by Annie-B Parson, with music composed and directed by Cynthia Hopkins marks the premier fall production at Marymount's Division of Fine Arts. The production will play 5 performances only; Wednesday, October 21 through Sunday, October 25 at the Theresa Lang Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2009
Girl Gone by Mac Wellman with direction by Paul Lazar, choreography by Annie-B Parson, with music composed and directed by Cynthia Hopkins marks the premier fall production at Marymount's Division of Fine Arts. The production will play 5 performances only; Wednesday, October 21 through Sunday, October 25 at the Theresa Lang Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2012
Sonoma State University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance presents 'Bad Penny' by Mac Wellman, directed by Judy Navas. The show plays Oct. 3 to Oct. 14, 2012, free and outdoors.
by - May 8, 2010
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/8/2010.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2007
Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep will join previously announced Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Joe Pantoliano, and Lois Smith in performances of excerpts from new plays by a host of artists at Soho Rep's Spring Gala '07
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2010
Ken Shatz (the Obie Award-winning productions of Crowbar and Bad Penny with En Garde Arts, King Lear opposite Andre de Shields at Classical Theatre of Harlem) and Rufus Collins (seen recently in the acclaimed Manhattan Theatre Club revival of The Royal Family, other Broadway credits include To Be or Not to Be, The Homecoming, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg), will head the cast of Stephen Jeffreys' period play The Libertine, which will have a limited engagement at the Chernuchin Theater from May 14th-May 30th.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2010
Ken Shatz (the Obie Award-winning productions of Crowbar and Bad Penny with En Garde Arts, King Lear opposite Andre de Shields at Classical Theatre of Harlem) and Rufus Collins (seen recently in the acclaimed Manhattan Theatre Club revival of The Royal Family, other Broadway credits include To Be or Not to Be, The Homecoming, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg), will head the cast of Stephen Jeffreys' period play The Libertine, which will have a limited engagement at the Chernuchin Theater from May 14th-May 30th.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2010
Ken Shatz (the Obie Award-winning productions of Crowbar and Bad Penny with En Garde Arts, King Lear opposite Andre de Shields at Classical Theatre of Harlem) and Rufus Collins (seen recently in the acclaimed Manhattan Theatre Club revival of The Royal Family, other Broadway credits include To Be or Not to Be, The Homecoming, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg), will head the cast of Stephen Jeffreys' period play The Libertine, which will have a limited engagement at the Chernuchin Theater from May 14th-May 30th.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2010
Ken Shatz (the Obie Award-winning productions of Crowbar and Bad Penny with En Garde Arts, King Lear opposite Andre de Shields at Classical Theatre of Harlem) and Rufus Collins (seen recently in the acclaimed Manhattan Theatre Club revival of The Royal Family, other Broadway credits include To Be or Not to Be, The Homecoming, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg), will head the cast of Stephen Jeffreys' period play The Libertine, which will have a limited engagement at the Chernuchin Theater from May 14th-May 30th.
by - May 29, 2010
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/29/2010.
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2007
The Obie Award-winning theatre company Soho Rep presented its 2007 Spring Gala, hosted by award-winning actor and director Tim Blake Nelson on Monday, May 14 at 101 Riverviews, and BroadwayWorld was there!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2010
Ken Shatz (the Obie Award-winning productions of Crowbar and Bad Penny with En Garde Arts, King Lear opposite Andre de Shields at Classical Theatre of Harlem) and Rufus Collins (seen recently in the acclaimed Manhattan Theatre Club revival of The Royal Family, other Broadway credits include To Be or Not to Be, The Homecoming, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg), will head the cast of Stephen Jeffreys' period play The Libertine, which will have a limited engagement at the Chernuchin Theater from May 14th-May 30th.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Following on the success of the 201718 SEASON OF WOMXN and 201819 COLOR BRAVE SEASON, The Flea announced today that its 201920 Season will be the SEASON OF ANARCHY: THE RETURN OF THE MACS as they welcome back playwrights, poets and activists Mac Wellman and Taylor Mac.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014
The Brooklyn College Department of Theater will present its inaugural New Works Brooklyn festival today, June 25-29. The series will feature staged readings of one-act plays written by Kia Corthron, Erin Courtney, Jose Rivera, Anne Washburn, and Mac Wellman, all of whom will take part in audience talkbacks during the week. In addition, Rivera will direct his own piece, and Corthron, Courtney, Washburn, and Wellman will take part in a panel discussion on the development of new plays on the closing day of the festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014
The Brooklyn College Department of Theater will present its inaugural New Works Brooklyn festival on June 25-29. The series will feature staged readings of one-act plays written by Kia Corthron, Erin Courtney, Jose Rivera, Anne Washburn, and Mac Wellman, all of whom will take part in audience talkbacks during the week. In addition, Rivera will direct his own piece, and Corthron, Courtney, Washburn, and Wellman will take part in a panel discussion on the development of new plays on the closing day of the festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Theatre production company Parity Productions has released its monthly list of Qualifying Productions for August a?"their popular directory of New York City shows in which the individual creative teams have 50% of the positions filled with women and/or trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists (directors, designers, and playwrights). 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
The Flea Theater presents Mac Wellman: Perfect Catastrophes, A Festival of Plays featuring full productions of five works by Wellman a?" including the World Premiere of the full-length play The Invention of Tragedy and the premiere of a new one-act titled The Fez.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018
Plagued by demons since childhood, Kyle is on a journey to find answers – but what he uncovers could mean the end of life as we know it.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018
Plagued by demons since childhood, Kyle is on a journey to find answers - but what he uncovers could mean the end of life as we know it.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013
As reported last night, the producers of the eight-time Tony award-winning musical Once today announce that Declan Bennett and Zrinka Cviteši? will lead the cast as Guy and Girl respectively in John Tiffany's West End production of the Broadway hit musical opening at the Phoenix Theatre in Spring 2013.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013
The Producers of the eight time Tony award-winning musical Once today announce that Declan Bennett and Zrinka Cviteši? will lead the cast as Guy and Girl respectively in John Tiffany's West End production of the Broadway hit musical opening at the Phoenix Theatre in Spring 2013.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2012
The Department of Theatre & Dance has announced its 2012-2013 season. The year-long season of live theater, dance and opera that incorporates a campus wide theme entitled 'Water Works,' a project including fine arts and academics drawing on the theme of inland water flow as resource, theme and metaphor.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2010
Ken Shatz (the Obie Award-winning productions of Crowbar and Bad Penny with En Garde Arts, King Lear opposite Andre de Shields at Classical Theatre of Harlem) and Rufus Collins (seen recently in the acclaimed Manhattan Theatre Club revival of The Royal Family, other Broadway credits include To Be or Not to Be, The Homecoming, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg), will head the cast of Stephen Jeffreys' period play The Libertine, which will have a limited engagement at the Chernuchin Theater from May 14th-May 30th.
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 3, 2015
A mysterious woman, Vanessa Cruz, is framing wealthy businessmen for crimes they didn't commit, and Red's life is in danger from the Alliance. So why is Liz letting her ex,Tom, attempt to romance her in exchange for a passpor
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2010
Ken Shatz (the Obie Award-winning productions of Crowbar and Bad Penny with En Garde Arts, King Lear opposite Andre de Shields at Classical Theatre of Harlem) and Rufus Collins (seen recently in the acclaimed Manhattan Theatre Club revival of The Royal Family, other Broadway credits include To Be or Not to Be, The Homecoming, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg), will head the cast of Stephen Jeffreys' period play The Libertine, which will have a limited engagement at the Chernuchin Theater from May 14th-May 30th.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2007
Multi-award-winning actor/director Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, 'The Grey Zone') will host the star-studded Spring Gala '07 for Obie Award-winning Soho Rep on Monday, May 14