GWINN — Tonight is opening night for the Gwinn Drama Club’s upcoming play.
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown features a talented 11–person cast from Gwinn middle and high schools. The play is based on different comic strips, and is bound to keep the audience’s attention throughout the entire performance.
“What’s really great is the students get to create these unique Charles Schultz characters and bring them to live on stage. So there’s no overall story arc to the play,” said Gwinn Schools Theater Director Dave Dagenais, “it’s like reading the comics. There’s little tiny scenes and vignettes and then at the end they tie it all together with a really charming song called happiness.”
The show can be described as fun, colorful and family–friendly.
Each actor and actress brings the best of each character. Charlie Brown will draw sympathy; then there’s his sister, Sally Brown.
“She is a stereo–typical, dramatic, five–year–old,” said Senior Mara Westman, “as stereo–typical as you can be. She’s crazy, she’s loud, she’s mad all the time, she’s very loud.”
Lucy gets on everyone’s nerves including her love, Schroeder.
Linus showcases his obsession with his blanket, and Snoopy shows why he’s not a typical dog.
This will be Theater Director Dave Dagenais’ 47th production for the show and 18th spring musical. You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown was the first show he did when started in Gwinn nearly 20 years ago, and now with updated music, it will be his last.
The Gwinn Drama Club will be performing the play at the high school on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.