HOUSTON, TX, September 07, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Pearland Theatre Guild's first drama of the 2013-2014 season, Anne Frank and Me, running September 27 - October 13, 2103 at the Pearl Theatre, will be told by a young, spirited cast.
The youngest member of the cast, 11-year old Hailey Loog of Pearland, TX, who plays Liz-Bette, says being a part of Anne Frank and Me has changed her life forever. Loog is two years younger than Ann Frank at the time her family went into hiding in 1942.
Before casting the youngest actors, director Renee van Nifterik spoke to parents about the emotional weight of the play and subject matter.
When the play opens Nicole Burns lives in a teen world of MTV, hip-hop dancing, unfinished homework assignments, and young love. In a dream sequence, Nicole transports us into the dangerous world of Nazi-occupied Paris of the 1940s, where her family and friends are forced into hiding for two years living on the edge of discovery and death. At the conclusion of the play, Nicole returns to the light and hope of the present and the awakening of a young girl.
"Anne Frank and Me gives actors a tremendous opportunity to work on complex and meaty roles. Parents expressed how important they felt the play was and wanted their children to be a part of such a significant piece," says van Nifterik. "It's inspirational to see parents tackle the subject matter and openly discuss it with their kids."
This gripping, multi-award winning play was taken from a 2001 novel by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesveld. Bennett adapted the story for the stage.
Friday performances are September 27, October 4 and 11. Saturday performances are on September 28, October 5 and 12. All evening performances start at 8:00 p.m. Matinees are on Saturday, October 5 at 3:00 p.m. and Sunday October 6 and 13 at 3:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for students. Tickets are on sale at www.pearl-theater.com
. Call 713-340-2540 for special group rates.
The Pearl Theater is located at 14803 Park Almeda Dr. Houston, TX 77047. Pearland Theatre Guild, a non-profit community theatre, has been producing shows and events in the Pearland area since 2010. For more information about Pearland Theater Guild and the Pearl Theater, to offer support, or participate visit www.pearl-theater.com
About Pearland Theatre Guild:
Pearland Theater Guild, a non-profit community theatre, is supported in part by a Cultural Arts Grant from the City of Pearland and an ever-growing family of individuals and companies who believe the performing arts can have a great impact in their community. Pearland Theatre Guild has been producing shows and events in the Pearland, TX area since 2010. For more information visit www.pearl-theater.com
or call Renee Van Nifterik at 713-340-2540.