Pictured are cast members of Park Place Christian Academy’s Drama Department which will present public performances of “A Bagful of Fables” April 22 and 23 at 6 p.m. Front Row, left to right: Bella Wooten, Deanna Barnes, Elizabeth Myers, Cait May, Morgan Gills and Anna Grace Watkins. Back Row, left to right: Caleb McAlpin, Ashley McCollum, Abby Stringer, Megan Wells, Kylee Harvey, Conner Dyess, and Braden Stewart. Absent is William Harrington.

PPCA presents Aesop’s Fables drama at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday

PEARL – The Drama department of Park Place Christian Academy (PPCA) will present the play “A Bagful of Fables” on Thursday and Friday evenings, April 22 and 23.

The performances begin at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary of Park Place Baptist Church on Hwy. 80 in Pearl.

Tickets are $8 for this family-friendly play written by Robert Lehan which is based on Aesop’s Fables.

Featuring five different fables, the roles will be played by fourteen 10th-12th grade students taught by Tami Ham.

The play is part of the school’s 7th Annual Fine Arts Showcase and will also feature an Art Show with work displayed from 7th-12th grade art students taught by Sarah Joy Gannon.

Playing the part of Aesop as narrator is senior Conner Dyess.

The six other seniors are Morgan Gillis, Kylee Harvey, Cait May, Caleb McAlpin, Ashley McCollum, and Megan Wells

Three juniors are William Harrington, Braden Stewart, and Abby Stringer.

Four sophomores include Deanna Barnes, Elizabeth Myers, Anna Grace Watkins, and Bella Wooten.

Miss Gannon’s 9th-12th grade art students include Chris Atkinson, Matthew Barone, Addison Bowman, Aiden Brown, Sadie Brown, Alex Crews, Ella Cruthirds, Josh Earley, Emily Epps, Brian Gaughf, Abby Goldberg, Meredith Green, Hillary Hathcock, Brantley Hopper, and Hailey Jenkins.

Also involved in the art showcase as secondary students are Anna Grace Lovejoy, Skyler McCullough, Riley Moon, Addison Morgan, Parker Morgus, Chandler Nash, Kyndal Patton, Kennedy Perry, Sarah-Kathryn Ray, Jacob Roberts, AnnMarie Scallorn, Braden Shaw, Caleb Steen, and Hallie Swilley.

Completing the list of 9th-12th grade art students are Abi Rae Thompson, Kade Upchurch, Tucker Walters, Nolan Wells, and Seth Wells.

Miss Gannon’s 7th-8th grade art students include Lexi Arnold, Morgan Barlow, Morgan Brewer, Nori Grace Bumpus, Abbie Cliburn, Mollye Coker, Kimora Coleman, Olivia Cook, Joseph Crawford, and Olivia Cumberland.

Also participating are Alayna Duckworth, Ian Fitzgerald, Ty Fitzgerald, Macy Claire Gillis, Cara Gray, Sadie-Klaire Grice, Anna Kathryn Harper, Lanee Hemphill, and Zoe Hudson.

Ella Grace King, Deborah Kelly, Landrum Lee, Brooke Lewis, Conner Loden, Caroline Lunsford, Mauri May, Fallon McAlpin, and Korban Mobbs are in middle school art.

Also included are Sarah Grace Nail, Patin Nash, Makayla Neal, Brody Nichols, Finn Norsworthy, Carley Odom, Shelby Odom, Presley Parker, Lanie Phillips, and Lyndi Polk.

Other middle school art students are Noah Rambo, Roo Roberts, Elizabeth Rowland, Slayton Scoggin, Ashley Ryan Smith, Kaitlee Smith, Vada Smith, Gracie Spell, Matthew Stringer, and Addison Tew.

Bryce Upton, Brooke Warrington, Sterlyn Warrington, Keleigh Westbrook, Orihime Waltress, Olivia White, Riley Windham, Bre Wright, and Kayla Zhu complete the list of participating middle school students.