The Papillion-La Vista High School Theatre Department will present “Frankenstein 1930” this Friday and Saturday.
Seniors Nick Falewitch and Taryn Uhe play the roles of love-torn duo Victor Frankenstein and Elizabeth, while junior Blake Butterfield plays the third-wheel Henry.
“They’ve been working very hard for this show,” Drama Instructor Molly Grasso said of the cast.
The story follows Victor as he becomes enthralled by his quest to create life out of death, he cuts himself from those who love him, alienating himself from all others. Meanwhile, his childlike creature is unable to accept the life he was given and innocently destroys all who get in his way.
The creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, finally sets his sights to destroy that which created him.
In addition to the show, drama students and the International Thespian Society have teamed up with the PLHS Key Club for Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat, a national community service program for ITS member schools to collect canned and dry goods.
“I’m glad Papillion can help contribute,” Grasso said.
Monarch theater students will dress in costumes and collect the food donations during local Trick or Treat activities on Tuesday from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Grasso said all donations will be given to a local food pantry.
“The theme is ‘hunger is a very scary thing,’” she said.
The event fits with both the schools production of “Frankenstein” and the Halloween season.
Tickets for the show are available by calling the PLHS bookstore at (402) 898-0488 or at the ticket booth 30 minutes before the show.
The performances will at the school auditorium at 402 E. Centennial Road.