Missouri S&T theater students to present ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ and ‘Dog Sees God’

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On November 28, 2023

Missouri S&T students Cody Peters and Nathan Fischer star as Charlie Brown and Snoopy in “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” at Leach Theatre Dec. 1-3, 2023. Photo credit: Taylor Gruenloh

Theater students from Missouri S&T’s arts, languages, and philosophy department will perform “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” this December.

Performances of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 at Leach Theatre in Castleman Hall, located on the Missouri S&T campus at the corner of 10th and Main streets in Rolla. Performances of “Dog Sees God” will be held at 10 p.m. Dec. 1-2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Black Box Theatre in Room 143 of Castleman Hall.

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is a musical based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz. Charlie Brown and the entire “Peanuts” gang explore life’s great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes and celebrate the joy of friendship. The book, music, and lyrics are written by Clark Gesner with additional dialogue by Michael Mayer and additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa.

“Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” is a play by Bert V. Royal that reimagines characters from the “Peanuts” comic strip as degenerate teenagers. When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide support, his sister has gone goth, his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of the group’s bullying, offers CB peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits.

“The students are excited to offer some community-friendly entertainment with ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,’” says Taylor Gruenloh, assistant professor of theater at S&T. “It’s silly and sweet, fun and heartwarming. A perfect show to get into the holiday season. ‘Dog Sees God’ is a masterpiece of teenage angst. It’s broody with a lot of dark humor. It’s definitely not for the kids, the students are putting this one on for their peers.”

Tickets for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” are $15 for the public and $10 for children ages 12 and under and Missouri S&T students with a valid S&T ID. Tickets for “Dog Sees God” are $15 for the public and $10 for Missouri S&T students with a valid S&T ID. “Dog Sees God” contains mature content and adult language and is recommended for audiences ages 17 and over.

Tickets for both shows can be purchased 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from the Leach Theatre Box Office, located inside the main entrance to Castleman Hall, facing 10th Street. Tickets can also be purchased online at leachtheatre.mst.edu or by calling 573-341-4219. Service fees may apply to tickets purchased online.

For more information, please visit alp.mst.edu/news-and-events, or contact the arts, languages and philosophy department by phone at 573-341-4185 or by email at alp@mst.edu.

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students located in Rolla, Missouri. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System, Missouri S&T offers over 100 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top public universities for salary impact, according to the Wall Street Journal. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu

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