Charlie Brown Coming To CMU

Shows for public and for area school kids

Snoopy, played by Central Methodist University student Myriah Araiza, tries to bring the “Sopworth Camel” fighter plane (better known as Snoopy’s doghouse) out of a sharp descent after being hit by the Red Baron in this scene from the CMU production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.Charlie Brown and all his friends will soon pay a visit to Central Methodist University’s Little Theatre to entertain the public and numerous area school students, too.

The play You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown is open to the public on Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening (Nov. 12), and Sunday afternoon (Nov. 13). The afternoon performances are at 1:30 and the evening performance begins at 7:30. Ticket prices are $8 for general admission, $5 for CMU faculty and staff, and free for CMU students with their identifications.

Additional performances exclusively for area school students will take place Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 9-11, according to Director Dr. Mark Kelty, CMU professor of theatre.

In You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, all the characters find themselves dealing with some kind of angst. Charlie feels like a failure because he isn’t perfect even though his friends tell him he’s a good man.

Charlie loves the little red-haired girl but lacks the courage to talk to her. Lucy loves Schroeder, but he only loves his music. Linus loves only his blanket. Their dog Snoopy has a battle with the legendary Red Baron, but loses the fight--this time.

Everything eventually turns out well, if not perfectly, for all the characters. Even Charlie Brown, who discovers the little red-haired girl chews on her pencil and so isn’t perfect either, comes to realize that he is a pretty good guy after all.


Posted November 7, 2016