“You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” tells the story of an average day in the life of the famous comic strip child hero, Charlie Brown. The audience is introduced to the whole Peanuts gang: Patty, Schroeder, Lucy and Snoopy. All of the characters share their observations, largely negative, of Charlie Brown. Lucy is infatuated with Schroeder and takes great pleasure in tormenting Charlie Brown. Linus loves his blanket. Snoopy lives in his rich imagination. Charlie Brown is in love with a mysterious little, redheaded girl. The show ends with each character listing things that for him or her equal happiness. Finally, Lucy ends up telling Charlie Brown what a good man he is leaving a smiling, happy Charlie Brown alone on stage.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schultz
This “Theatre For Young People” production ran for one weekend only. Newcomers were Brian Artman as Charlie Brown and Brad Cummings as Snoopy. The set pieces and costumes were courtesy of Metcalf Lab School Allied Arts. The show presented four school performances as well as the weekend public showings. The production was a success.