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SFU Fine Arts Presents You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Thursday, November 8 to Saturday, November 10, 2018 7:30 pm and 2:00 pm

JFK Auditorium Tags: Arts and Humanities , Lectures/Workshops/Performances

Charlie BrownGood Grief!! Come join Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang as the Saint Francis University Fine Arts Department presents ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’ November 8-10 in the John F. Kennedy Auditorium on campus. 

Performances are set for November 8-10 at 7:30 pm with an afternoon matinee at 2 pm on November 10. Tickets are available only at the door prior to each performance.  The production is free for Saint Francis University students, staff and faculty. General admission is $5.00 or a jar of peanut butter to be donated to the Dorothy Day Food Pantry in honor of Charlie Brown’s sandwich…. if you don’t understand, you will when you see the show. 

F. J. Hartland, Assistant Professor of Theatre, announced that “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” would be the musical for the fall 2018 semester because he felt that the world needed some humor and sense of goodness, and that Charlie Brown and Company would be able to fill that need.

“The audience can expect to see the Peanuts gang expressing what I call the zen of Charles Schultz,” said stage director and costume designer Bonnie M. Resinski. “The Peanuts characters behave with absolute certainty that they know what the world is about.  When their certainty collides with the world, that is where the gentle humor emerges.  In the midst of the collision, they exhibit the characteristics of trust, respect, friendship and love.”

A family-friendly show for all ages, “Charlie Brown” is based on characters created by Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip “Peanuts” with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. The original “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” (1967) was an acclaimed Off-Broadway production. John Gordon turned the comic strip into the dialog and has become an ever-loving, popular community theatre/high school production.  

Charlie Brown CastCast members in the production include Saint Francis University students: Adam Russell, a sophomore Political Science major from Brookeville, MD, playing the role of “Charlie Brown”;  Rosie Stock, a sophomore Occupational Therapy major from Pittsburgh, as “Lucy”;  Drew Crusciel, a freshman English major from Loretto, as “Linus”; Kyrsten Kowalczyk, a sophomore International Studies major from Flinton, is cast as “Sally”; Jonathan Kirk, a sophomore English Education major from Patton, plays “Snoopy”; Erin Ivey, a freshman Biology major from Selinsgrove, as “Patty”; and Ryan C. Fife, a senior Environmental Engineering major from Reisterstown, MD, is assuming the role of Beethoven loving “Schroeder.” 

Liz Catalano, a freshman Social Work major from Hollidaysburg, who was awarded an” Isaac” for excellence in stage management at the 2018 Altoona Community Theatre scholarship initiative, will serve as Stage Manager; and Darius Byrd, a freshman Engineering major from McKeesport, as Prompter.

 The production is under the direction of Bonnie M. Resinski with Andrea Mulligan returning as musical director. 

 Show Times

  • Thursday, November 8 - 7:30 p.m. 
  • Friday, November 9 - 7:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday, November 10 - 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 

 Admission

  •  $5 or a jar of peanut butter - general public
  • Free or a jar of peanut butter - Saint Francis students, faculty and staff

*NOTE: Tickets are only available at the door prior to each show.

Photo Bottom to Top (L to R):  Adam Russell, Erin Ivey, Drew Crusciel, Rosie Stock, Jonathan Kirk, Kyrsten Kowalczyk and Ryan C. Fife.

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