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Charlie Brown play to be performed at EHS
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Colorful costumes adorn the actors at Ellinwood High School in the play Youre A Good Man, Charlie Brown. The play is based on the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schultz. Members of the cast are pictured above. - photo by KAREN LA PIERRE

ELLINWOOD — Ellinwood High School will present "You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday night at the EllinwoodHigh School auditorium.Tickets are $5.

"We have the best possible cast to work with," said Meredith Duling, new music teacher at EHS. When the actors were casted, the decision was unanimous among the judges, she said.

Starring in the play is Vaughn Jenkins-Charlie Brown, Stephanie Troyer-Sally Brown, Hannah Maddy-Lucy Van Pelt, Connor Birzer-Linus Van Pelt, Aaron Pike-Schroeder; Jesse Zamarripa-Snoopy and Tiara Espinosa-Patty.

The chorus consists of Hannah Billinger, Emmi Clifton, Liam Clifton, Rachel Doll, Shianai Hughes, Sam Kline-Martin, Matt Niles, Danae Patten, Ashley Prescott, Kayla Schartz, Rachel Schloctermeier, Allen Templeton and Shawn Troyer. Jeri Harder plays the piano and Shawn Henderson plays the drums. Jacklyn Dewey did choreography.

The tech crew is Cody Clair, Josh Komarek, Cody Woodruff, Austin Woodruff, Marc Waite, Ryley Ney and Gavin Vink.

This play was written in 1967. In Act 1, Charlie Brown wonders what his friends think of him. They call him a good man, but Charlie questions that, trying to win the heart of the red-haired girl. He decided to find out how he can improve. He goes to see his friend, Lucy, who tells Charlie that he is unique the way he is.

In Act 2, Charlie Brown plays baseball with his friends. He eventually realizes that being a good man means doing the best you can and trying hard.

"I think we will have a very cute show," said Sharon Sturgis, costumes and props. Mike Westerman was in charge of costumes, and Leon Sobba did the poster, program and set design. Sound was by Paul Huschka and Josh Komarek.