"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"
based on the "peanuts" by Charles M. Shulz
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue: Michael Mayer
Additional Music/lyrics: Andrew Lippa
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised) is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic, based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schultz. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, and Snoopy in this charming revue of vignettes and songs. Two new songs, “Beethoven Day” and “My New Philosophy,” have been added to the twelve numbers from the original version. Fun for the whole family, this fresh adaptation at CoPlayers directed at by Tosha Pendergrast had our audiences leaving the theatre with a smile on their faces having laughed, cried, and contemplated what it is to find happiness.
Presented: April 6-15, 2018
Production Photos by Mark Stultz
Promo Photos (not included) by Tara Tioaquen
Written in 1921, the three-act play shows the character development of Simon Peter of the Bible. In the first act, Simon, a poor young fisherman, pours out to his wife, Adina, his ambition to become a great merchant. He believes in his dream and in himself, but neither one can see any escape from their environment of poverty. That is, until Simon's uncle, Ucal, arrives with an offer he can't refuse. We see Simon, through the introduction of Jesus into his life, the healing of his mother-in-law, and interactions with Mary Magdalene and his family enter into this new phase of his life with Jesus. He suffers as only the egoist can suffer when his self-love dies, but, at last, through the devotion of Adina and the understanding of Mary Magdalene, he begins to vision faintly the true meaning of his name, Peter: The Rock.