I'd read the script a while ago but saw my first production this weekend. It's interesting but doesn't... quite... work. The foul mouthed teens suggest a South Park vibe but what they say isn't particularly funny. The romance is sweet but only lasts about two scenes. The late swing into violence was too over-the-top to take seriously.Some of the actors gave the final scenes a glib, Heathers-y tone. The lead actor however spent the final 10-15 minutes of the play sobbing. One of the things I've loved about Charlie Brown was his Job-like stoicism. Terrible things happened constantly but he kept soldiering along. The play wants to be tragicomic but doesn't flesh out the characters enough for the ending to land. I'm still thinking about the play but I'm not sure what it needs to help it gel. Interested in reading the promised sequel if it survives the workshop process.
Not a fan. Schulz would be rolling over in his grave.
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