Weekend Pick: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown/Credit: Traci J. Brooks Studios

A family friendly theater production deserves some family friendly activities.

That is why the Reston Community Players have added meet-and-greet sessions with the characters of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown after matinee performances on Sundays, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2.

The play opened last week at Reston Community Center’s CenterStage.

The musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown was created in 1967, at the height of the Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic’s popularity. Decades later, Charlie Brown’s angst, Snoopy’s imagination and Linus’ optimism.

“Director Rich Bird has blown each one Schulz’s indelible characters into a nicely kindled flame with this delightful production, which features great casting (the characters look like their cartoon counterparts), and great direction and choreography,”  Yvonne French of DC Metro Theatre Arts wrote in a review.

The cast features Richard Farella as Charlie Brown, Alana Sharp as Lucy, Nina Jankowicz as Sally, Patrick Graham as Linus, Eric Hughes as Schroeder, and Terry Barr as Snoopy. Laura Baughman is the producer. and Richard Bird is the director. Music direction is by Mark V. Deal.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown runs Friday, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 8. All performances are at 8 p.m., with matinees at 2 p.m. on Oct. 26 ad Nov. 2.

Tickets ($23) can be purchased through www.restonplayers.org or by calling the CenterStage box office at 703-476-4500 x 3.

Photo: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown/Credit: Traci J. Brooks Studios

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