ETC and The SB Public Library Present A Virtual Book Club Discussion of AMERICAN SON
Monday, August 17, 2020; 5:30 pm
Christopher Demos-Brown's AMERICAN SON is a gripping look at the intersection of racial dynamics and the police. It portrays the parents of a black teenager as they anxiously await news of their son, who may have been picked up by the police.
AMERICAN SON was to have its West Coast premiere this past April at The New Vic. Although the production could not open due to the shutdown, there has been a strong interest in the community about AMERICAN SON, especially given the current events involving the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
The book club discussion, hosted by the Santa Barbara Public Library, will take place on Monday, August 17 at 5:30 pm. The discussion will be moderated by Jonathan Fox, artistic director of ETC, and James Joyce, Santa Barbara resident and founder of "Coffee With A Black Guy,” a program that holds community conversations about race.
The play may also be purchased via this link: Purchase A Copy of The Play.
A cinematic version of the play is also available for streaming on Netflix.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration for the event is required.
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
Saturday, August 22, 2020; 2:00 pm
Saturday, August 22, 2020; 7:00 pm
Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Book by John Gordon
Based on Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts
With charm, wit, and heart, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. This revue of songs and vignettes, based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, will surely light up your summer with happiness and uplift your spirit.
This musical comedy You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown includes all your beloved characters from the original comic strip: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Schroeder, Sally and Linus. The musical features many charming songs such as “Happiness,” “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “The Baseball Game,” and “Suppertime.”
The production features six extraordinary student performers from Santa Barbara County: Cassidy Broderick, Ruby Campbell, Morgan P. Johnson, Leo Kearney, Beck Mortensen, and Jett Mortensen.
The production team includes director Brian McDonald, musical director Rachel La Commare, choreographer Daniel Brackett, sound designer Randall Robert Tico, vocal instructor Shannon Saleh, and production stage manager Amber Zepf.
This production is generously sponsored by Janet and Mark L. Goldenson, The Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Charitable Foundation, The Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, The Towbes Foundation, John C. Mithun and Mercedes Millington, The Leni Fund and Sara Miller McCune.
Ticket holders will receive a unique viewing link and viewing instructions prior to the performance.