Charlie and TIFT good to actors’ fund

It must be true that Charlie Brown is a good man. He is lending his name and fame to the cause of raising funds for the Actors’ Fund of Canada.
And Barrie’s own Talk is Free Theatre (TIFT) is getting in on the act, presenting a concert version of ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,’ Sunday, February 10 at the Young Centre in Toronto.
TIFT is no stranger to fundraising efforts for the Actors’ Fund of Canada, having presented ‘The Producers’ in 2010.
TIFT’s own Arkady Spivak will produce the show, which will be directed by Mitchell Cushman. Others at the helm include musical director Ryan de Souza, designer Erika Connor, and stage manager Carolyn Mykytyshyn.
The show tells the tale of everyman Charlie Brown, and follows his trials, tribulations and triumphs borrowed from the moments of his life, from the baseball diamond to Valentine’s Day romances that just aren’t in the cards, all strung together to weave a single day in the Brown saga that has enthralled generations.
All the regulars that make up the beloved cast of characters will be there, such as blanket-toting Linus, piano-playing Schroeder and Charlie-tempting Lucy, who never fails to leave the befuddled one flat on his back after falling for another of her football-holding pranks.
“We’re grateful for all the hard work that Arkady Spivak and Talk Is Free Theatre have put into organizing this tremendous fundraiser, as well as for everybody who has committed their time and energy to make this a great event,” says Actors’ Fund Executive Director David Hope. “The spirit of community that this fundraiser embodies is at the heart of the Actors’ Fund, the community stepping up to help its most vulnerable members during their time of need. We’re excited for this unique show that is sure to be remembered for years.”
Tickets are $30, $50 and $100, and are available through TIFT box office or by calling 1-888-792-1949.

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