PLD Drama Presents Monster

The drama department presents their first show of the year

The drama department is preparing for upcoming performances of their fall play, Monster, which centers on the story of author Mary Shelley (neé Goodwin) as she wrote the novel Frankenstein.

The one act play has been described as eerie and mysterious, but it also has a historical element, following the narrative of Frankenstein’s genesis.

“This show has such a deep underlying meaning that resonates deeply with every person who reads it,” said senior Maddie McQueen, who plays Mary.

“No two people will have the same interpretation of the story because it will strike different chords in people.”

The cast of Monster prepares with a read-through in the theatre
Maddie Carter
The cast of Monster prepares with a read-through in the theater

Mrs. Alicia Henning, Dunbar’s drama teacher, said that Monster fits well with her vision of what fall plays, which are usually the competition plays,  should be.

“I like to pick [plays] for competition that are a little edgier than the traditional or musicals we do,” she said. “This one is pretty creepy.”

The play will open on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. Performances will continue Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults.

In-school performances will be held during English classes at Dunbar on Oct. 20 and  21 at a reduced cost.

PLD drama will also host the regional theater competition on Oct. 22 in the school’s auditorium where drama programs from schools like Bryan Station and SCAPA will vie against Dunbar for a spot in the state competition.