Pasco High drama students will put a modern spin on a classic tale when their adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo opens April 24.
Minimal sets and a steampunk theme, which emphasizes advanced technology and design based on Victorian aesthetics, will set the production apart, said first-year drama teacher David Connolly in a release.
“I want to put the emphasis on good actors telling a good story,” he said.
The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the more popular novels of 19th century writer Alexandre Dumas. It concerns the wrongful imprisonment of Edmond Dantes and his efforts to exact revenge on those who wronged him.
Pasco High’s adaptation of the novel was written by Charles Morey and maintains the themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness original to Dumas’ work. It also will have some stylized violence and sword play. It is recommended for those ages 12 and older.
The PHS Choir Boosters Club is supporting the performances, which will be at 7 p.m. on April 24-25 and May 1-2 in Gregson Auditorium at Pasco High, 1108 N. 10th Ave.
Tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 509-543-6770 ext. 3702.