ONE Theater Group is proud to announce its upcoming production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” The show is fun and entertaining for all ages, but it also serves a very important purpose – all of the proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The show is being produced by ONE Theater Group, a newly formed company in Fairhaven with a vision of combining theater and philanthropy. The idea came just days after the passing of Producer Ashley Bendiksen’s mother, Cheryl Bendiksen of Fairhaven. Cheryl developed what is called “young-onset” Alzheimer’s at the age of 48 and passed away from it nearly eight years later, on August 13th, 2014, at the age of 56.
“I wanted to do something in my mother’s honor, but most importantly I wanted to give families in our community an opportunity to gather and spend time together. Losing a loved one teaches you that life is very short. Someday, you’ll look back and wish you had done this or that. I hope our show gives families and members of the community a great local event to laugh, smile, enjoy, and make a memory of.”
Of course, of equal if not greater importance for this particular show, is its goal to raise money to fund Alzheimer’s research. Bendiksen notes that while the issue is important to her, Alzheimer’s has affected nearly every family. It is a disease that matters to us all.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown will take place Thursday November 20th, Friday November 21st, and Saturday November 22nd, at the Fairhaven Town Hall Auditorium located at 40 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Seating is general admission. Tickets may be purchased at the door or anytime during normal business hours at Emma Jean’s at 115 Huttleston Ave., Fairhaven and at the Millicent Library, 45 Center St., Fairhaven. Tickets may also be reserved in advance by emailing email@example.com or by calling 508-525-9972. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
All members of the cast have been personally affected by a loved one having Alzheimer’s disease. The show features Daniel Guay as Charlie Brown, Ricardo Aguiar as Snoopy, Patrick Long as Schroeder, Kelsie Brejcha as Sally Brown, Jillian Zucco as Lucy van Pelt, and Seth Sweeney as Linus van Pelt.