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.
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
Clarke University is a Catholic,
liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who
positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings
include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs,
a robust adult degree program and six graduate degree programs. Founded in 1843
by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near
the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM
university in the country.