Cast and Creative Team Announced for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at Village Theatre

Cast members Charles L. Simmons (Schroeder) and Arika Matoba (Sally Brown). Courtesy of artists

“As we forge ahead into a more aware and inclusive world, it was of the utmost importance to me for everyone to see a piece of themselves on this stage,” said Director Jimmy Shields. “Not just physically, but emotionally and yes, even mentally. What better production to take on this task than You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown? At first glance, we often recognize Charlie Brown and the gang as simply the iconic Peanuts comic strip and shorts we know and love. In a deeper look, we realized that these kids are parts of all of us, on the cusp of discovering how the world works and how we find and navigate our happiness through it. I hope this production allows you to reconnect with that childlike optimism and steadfastness that was there before your happiness was influenced by the outside world.”


Charlie Brown
Rafael Molina

Sally Brown
Arika Matoba

Jason Weitkamp

Charles L. Simmons

Linus Van Pelt
UJ Mangune

Lucy van Pelt
Joel Weil


Jimmy Shields

Cy Paolantonio

Music Director & Conductor
R.J. Tancioco

Associate Director
Lia Fakhouri

Associate Choreographer
Nehemia Hooks

Associate Music Director
Michael Matlock

Scenic Designer
Christopher Mumaw

Lighting Designer
Marcy Barbeau

Costume Designer
Melanie Burgess

Sound Designer
B&H Sound

Sonja Lowe

Stage Manager
Miranda C. Pratt

Stage Manager
Victoria Thompson

Assistant Stage Manager
Michelle Chesley

Assistant Lighting Designer
Amber Park