“Plan 9 from Outer Space” opens Wednesday at NPCC

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

North Platte Community College students Lauren Franklin, portraying Paula Trent, and Daniel Manning, portraying Jeff Trent, act out a scene from “Plan 9 from Outer Space” during a dress rehearsal Tuesday evening.

The play, put on by NPCC’s theater department, opens Wednesday in the McDonald-Belton Theater. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. every evening through Saturday.

The play is adapted from the science fiction horror film of the same name from the 1950s. The plot focuses on aliens seeking to stop humanity from creating a doomsday weapon that could destroy the universe.

Admission is $5 per person and is payable at the door. The college’s students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with an ID.

The cast and crew list is as follows:


  • Jeff Trent/A Drunk - Daniel Manning
  • Harper/A Man - Lisselle Lucas
  • Eros/Mourner #3 - Cadence Brown
  • Paula Trent/Gravedigger #1- Lauren Franklin
  • Tim Edwards/Gravedigger #2 - Ryan Herzog
  • Tanna/Mourner #1- Bella Harwager
  • Larry/A Farmer - Angel Chua
  • A Widower/Gen. Roberts - Dominic Hatch
  • The Widower’s Wife - Wendi Galvan
  • Inspector Clay - Trenton Emmons
  • Officer Kelton/ A Preacher - Gianna Tejral
  • Danny/An Army Guy/Mourner #2 - Makana Ronquillio
  • Alien Ruler/Edith/A Woman - Emme Lucas
  • Criswell - William Lewis
  • Radio Tower Operator - Joshia Wriedt
  • An Alien Voice - Ariadne Nester-Terry 


  • Direction and Design - Ritch Galvan, NPCC theater instructor
  • Production Stage Manager - Anja Tejral
  • Assistant Stage Manager - Sophia Perez
  • Rehearsal Assistant - Josiah Wriedt, of Norfolk