Germantown High School’s Poplar Pike Playhouse is proud to announce Is He Dead? as the
upcoming fall production. The satirical comedy, written by Mark Twain and adapted by David
Ives, follows a fictional version of the great French painter Jean-Francois Millet. While Millet
struggles to meet the demands of a cynical art dealer, Millet’s inner circle advises him to fake his
death to order to reach fame and stardom as an artist. Millet must decide whether to be dead and rich or alive and dejected.
The cast features Kyle Bowers as Jean-Francois Millet/Widow; Alan Toney as Agamemnon
“Chicago” Buckner; Tate Jakobi as Hans Von Bismark “Dutchy”; Andrew Heady as Phelim
O’Shaughnessy; Rodney McKinner as Bastien Andre; Henry Greene as Papa Leroux; Scarlett
Simpson as Marie Leroux; Rachel Christopherson as Cecile Leroux; Amber Allen as Madame
Bathilde; Mackenzie Kuykendoll as Madame Caron; and Christian Powell as Basil
Thorpe/Claude Riviere/Charlie/The King of France.
Is He Dead? takes the Poplar Pike Playhouse stage October 26 - November 4. 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 Poplar Pike Playhouse at Germantown High School presents a full season of theatrical
productions from its 258-seat on-campus theatre facility. Since its inception in 1976, the PPP has presented more than 100 theatrical shows viewed by thousands of patrons. The yearly roster of events includes two mainstage shows, several musical performances and additional workshop productions. Students not only perform onstage, but also 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. Jeff White is the PPP
managing director. Ashleigh Williams is the PPP artistic director. The 2017-2018 student company managers are Kyle Bowers and Alan Toney.