Summer Theatre Festival: 'You're a Good Man Charlie Brown'
Saturday, June 24,
2006, 07:00 PM
The new Summer Theatre Festival at the University
Center for the Arts at Colorado State University
combines the outdoor fun of food, entertainment,
and family time with the state-of-the-art
performing facilities at the University Center
for the Arts.
Come early, bring a picnic basket and sit on the
north side of the lawn of the UCA. Or dine with
CSU Catering Services - food will be available
every evening. Enjoy a stroll through the
spectacular Annual Trial Gardens; bring a ball
and glove and play on the lawn in front of the
UCA; enjoy live music, theatre, or improv every
evening before the show. A few minutes before the
show begins, come inside and enjoy the shows in
either the Edna Rizley Griffin Concert Hall or
the new University Theatre. We have designed our
festival to accommodate children of all ages, so
please, bring the entire family.
The festival features two shows:
â€śYou're a Good Man Charlie Brownâ€ť by Clark
Gesner, invites you to come share the innocence
of an average day in the life of Charlie Brown.
This musical comic strip is made up of moments
picked from the days of Charlie Brown - from
Valentine's Day to the baseball season, from wild
optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the
lives of his friends (both human and dog!).
The audience is introduced to the whole 'Peanuts'
gang: Patty, Schroeder, Lucy and Snoopy. 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. Charles
Schultz's beloved 'Peanuts' characters present
youthful anecdotes that will leave you lingering
in your own childhood memories.
Performances run June 22, 23, 24, 29 & July 1, 6
at 7 p.m. and June 25 & July 8 at 2 p.m. The show
will be directed by Todd Queen, director of opera
â€śThe Miracle Workerâ€ť by William Gibson is a
stirring dramatization of the story of Helen
Keller and is one of the most successful and
warmly admired plays of the modern stage. Blind,
deaf, and mute, nobody knows what Helen's fate
might have been had she not come under the
guidance Annie Sullivan, an Irish girl who had
been born blind herself. With infinite patience
and courage, Annie repeatedly teaches Helen to
spell names of things, although at first Helen
cannot make the association between word and the
Finally, after Annie has Helen alone for two
whole weeks in the garden house, the miracle
occurs! Helen makes the fateful association and
realizes everything has a
name: "water," "mother," "teacher," and most
Come see the show on June 15, 16, 17, 30 & July
7, 8 at 7 p.m. and July 2 at 2 p.m. This play is
directed by Laura Jones, associate professor of
Catering will begin 1-1/2 hours before
performance and live entertainment begins 1-1/4
hours before performance.
Both single tickets ($20, $10) and season passes
($35, $15) are available by calling the CSU Box
Office at (970) 491-4849.
There are also ticket packages available for
families of up to 5. ($75 for season pass, $50
for single performance.)
We hope you will join us for the new, family