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LOUISVILLE – Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy and the rest of the Peanuts gang will be making a stop on Cass County stages this fall.

Louisville High School students will perform “A Charlie Brown Christmas” during the 2018 one-act season. Thirty-nine teenagers will deliver their version of the famous Peanuts television special to audiences across Nebraska.

The play follows Charlie Brown during his attempt to enjoy the Christmas season. The theater script is similar to the storyline of the television special that first aired on Dec. 9, 1965. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” has remained a mainstay of the Christmas lineup since then. The stage and television presentations both showcase many of the Peanuts characters created by Charles M. Schulz for his newspaper-based comic strip.

Louisville play production director Allison Bauers will lead the Lions at multiple contests this year. The troupe finished fourth in the season-opening Norfolk Invite this past weekend at Norfolk High School. Millard North, Kearney and York captured the first three spots in team standings.

LHS will compete in the Acting Up a Storm play production festival at Elkhorn South High School on Saturday, Nov. 10. The Lions will participate in the East Central Nebraska Conference Invite at the Lofte Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 13, and the Midland University Invite on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Louisville will travel to Kimmel Theatre on the Midland University campus on Wednesday, Nov. 28, for the District B-1 Meet. Ashland-Greenwood, Auburn, Conestoga, Falls City, Nebraska City, Platteview and Syracuse will join the Lions at districts. The district winner will advance to the Class B State Meet at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk on Friday, Dec. 7.

Louisville will host a community dinner theatre on Monday, Nov. 19. A baked potato bar dinner will begin in the school cafeteria at 5 p.m. The production will start in the elementary gym at 7 p.m. All proceeds will be used to help fund Louisville’s play production program.

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