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Charlie Brown Comes to the CU Stage

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Charlie Brown Comes to the CU Stage

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

February 5, 2007

Cedarville, Ohio-Cedarville University’s theatre program will present the musical "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown" on February 1, 3, and 8-10. Based on Charles Schulz’ “Peanuts” comic strip, "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown" was written by Clark Gessner and debuted in 1967. Since then, it has been one of the most produced musicals in history. Cedarville will be performing the revised version, which opened on Broadway in 1999.

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" tells the story of an average day in the life of the famous comic strip hero. The vignettes reflect moments picked from Valentine’s Day to baseball season, ranging emotionally from wild optimism to utter despair. Charlie’s kite won’t do what he wants it to, he makes the final “out” in the baseball game he could have won, he doesn’t have the nerve to talk to that little red-haired girl, and he thinks that few kids like him. But by the show’s end, Lucy asserts, “You’re a good man, Charlie Brown.”

The play is directed by Rebecca Baker, who is an assistant professor of communication arts at Cedarville University.

Performances are in The DeVries Theatre of Cedarville University’s Stevens Student Center. Shows begin at 8 p.m. nightly with 2 p.m. matinees on Feb. 3 and 10, along with a 3 p.m. matinee on Feb. 9.

Tickets go on sale January 15; cost is $12 for adults and $7 for students. Call 1-866-612-0014 for more information.

The 2006-07 Cedarville University theatre season will conclude with "The Glass Menagerie" (March 29-31 and April 12-14). Learn more about this upcoming production.