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Stanner Players' Production of "Charlie Brown" A Bit Hit

Photos by Photography Club Members: Jennifer Marry ’19, Vassilia Plakas ’18, Katelyn Ramowtar ’21, & Stephanie Szpylka ’19

Congratulations to Molloy’s Stanner Players, who once again delighted audiences with their spring musical. This time, the Players presented You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, written by Clark Gesner, featuring additional dialogue and original direction by Michael Mayer. The musical tells the story of a day in the life of the iconic Charlie Brown, played by Anthony Autera ’19, and fellow “Peanuts” Lucy (Genesis Barreto ’18), Linus (Che Negron ’19), Schroeder (Matthew Ingrao ’19), Snoopy (Taylor Garcia-Lawson ’19), and the rest of the gang.

Director Ms. Shannon Winters ’06 describes the show as relevant today despite the notion that the characters might seem dated to some. “Charlie Brown, teaches us that while things will go wrong, we have to keep pushing forward and find happiness in the things and people surrounding us. There’s something very profound about a character who keeps getting beat down, but internally he can find his own strength and endure.”

In her director’s notes, Ms. Winters thanked all of her Stanner Players for their amazing work, with a special shout out to the seniors who will be graduating in June: Ariana Cardoza, Deirdre Ballesty, Sally Kremer, Sven Larsen, Mykah Absuelo, Genesis Barreto, Enrico Cecchi, Joanna Wongand Sub Yu.

Be sure to read future Beehive newsletters or visit www.molloyhs.org for information on the Stanner Players’ fall 2018 production and spring 2019 musical!

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