It’s time for peek of the day – one of the scripts I’m dying to try one day is…
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner
Deep Dive Friday!
…with a twist.
“Happiness is a warm puppy.”
-Charles M. Schulz
I think one of the most beautiful things a writer can accomplish is creating a community of good doers, good thinkers, and goodwill. It’s especially good (have I used this word too much? Never!) when the writer has developed a long-standing, unmarred and beautiful legacy. Charles M. Schulz is one of the few writers (and yes I consider him a writer even though it was ‘just’ comics) who has stood the test of time with his themes, characters, and stories.
While Gesner was not the originator of the content, he does a wonderful job of maintaining the world that Schulz created for everyone’s enjoyment. Reading his script was enlightening, both on my mind out of pure enjoyment and on my soul–these characters just make you want to be authentic and true to your own character. I’m really excited to read these kind of scripts–partly because they are easy reads (a quick bus trip or train ride, and you’re done), but also because the inherent messaging is so positive.
The world needs more of that these days; that’s my philosophy.
Now for the twist:
I am proud to announce that I will be assistant directing a A Charlie Brown Christmas show this season! I am so excited for this production because not only is it a personal favorite of mine (clearly) but it is also a benefit show for a local theatre and we are having a sensory sensitive performance! How cool is that? Reaching all areas of the community while raising money for a non-profit–it almost can’t get any better than that!