PPP’s Fall Show is One for the History Books

Germantown High School’s Poplar Pike Playhouse presents Anne Frank and Me; a story about Nicole Burns, an everyday teen, who is thrown back in time to Paris, France during World War II. As the Nazi’s invade France, Nicole is forced into hiding. While struggling for life, she comes face to face with Anne Frank. Nicole comes to respect and admire those who fought for their life. “This play is not only about the past, this play is not only about the future,” says director Leonid Mazor, “This play is about how it is important to know the troubled and scared past of humanity in order to cherish your peaceful existent today and how it is important to do everything that is in power to prevent that this horrible past will be never repeat again.” The Tennessean declared, “Remarkable. As heartbreaking as it is ingenious.”

 Anne Frank and Me takes the Poplar Pike Playhouse stage November 5-14. Tickets go on sale October 19th. Visit ppp.org, or call PPP Box Office at(901) 755-7775 for more information. Follow the PPP on Facebook (@poplarpikeplayhouse) or Twitter (@ppptheatre) for updates and special coupon codes.

The cast for Anne Frank and Me are: Scarlett Simpson as Nicole; Raneem Imam as Anne Frank; Grace Brandl as Little Bit; Bryan Scott as David; Mazzy Clements as Mimi; Elijah Bienz as Jack; Dinah Mitchell as Mary; Trevor Hardin as Jean; Jackie Kamin as Zooms/ Renee; Sara Mayers as Suzanne; Amber Allen as Chrissy; Austin Carrico as Eddie; Alan Toney, Vontrell Thomas, Dalton Martin, Charlie Duran, Summer Eggert, Emily Garrett, Meredith Drown, and Kyle Bowers as ensemble.

            The Poplar Pike Playhouse at Germantown High School presents a full season of theatrical productions from its 300-seat on-campus theatre facility. Since its inception is 1976, the PPP has presented more than 100 theatrical shows viewed by hundreds of thousands of patrons. The yearly roster of events includes two mainstage shows, several acting festivals and additional workshop productions. Students not only perform onstage, but are responsible for the technical and business aspects of operating this community theatre. Allison Long is the chair of the Germantown High School Creative and Performing Arts Department. Kirie Walz is the PPP managing director. Ashleigh Williams is the PPP artistic director. The 2015-2016 student company managers are Damaris Diaz and Jasmine Saulsberry.