September 19, 2016:
The Clarke Drama Department will bring the magic of the Peanuts comic strip to life when it performs its production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” Oct. 6-9 in Terence Donaghoe Hall.
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is based on the beloved comic strip created by Charles Schultz, adapted by Clark Gesner. Nicholas Halder, assistant drama professor at Clarke, is the director of the production.
“’You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ features the Peanuts characters that people have grown up with and loved,” Halder said. “This production is perfect for all ages to spend a day with Charlie and his friends. Many people may recognize either the songs and/or scenes from some of their favorite Peanuts comic strips or movies. It is my hope the audience members young and old are able to sit back and enjoy all the trials and tribulations of what it is like to be a kid or, in Snoopy’s case, an ever-hungry dog.”
The cast is as follows:
Charlie Brown – Evan Heil, Dubuque
Sally Brown – Lily Jensen, Jesup, Iowa
Snoopy – Anna Kluesner, Epworth, Iowa
Lucy Van Pelt – Kayla Winandy, Peosta, Iowa
Linus Van Pelt – Riley Beckett, Antioch, Illinois
Schroeder – Ryan Hayes, Davenport. Iowa
Stage Manager – Julie Heater, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, through Saturday, Oct. 8; 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. Tickets are available at the door and cost $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for non-Clarke students; and $5 for children 12 and under.
For more information, call (563)588-8193.