Dog Sees God
Opening Saturday, August 1 at the Footlight Theater (Parliament House, Orlando)
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Kangagirl Productions present Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, an “unauthorized parody” written by Bert V. Royal, opening at the Footlight Theatre directed by David Lee, imagines the characters from Charles M. Schulz’s beloved Peanuts’ characters 10 years later as teenagers. But this is no comic strip!
Their names have been altered a bit but all of the characters and backstory are easy to identify. “CB”, based on Charlie Brown, has lost his beloved dog and is struggling with existential questions of life and death and his sexual identity. Piano playing “Schroeder” is now the ostracized, “Beethoven.” Matt, the “Pigpen” character, is now a germophobe, Sally has gone goth and Linus is a Buddhist stoner. Lucy, once the nickel psychologist, is a feisty pyromaniac who’s been sent off to an institution.
The gang grapples with teenage realities of drug use, suicide, eating disorders, bullying, rebellion, and sexual identity, wrapped in skewered, funny, and poignant twists.
“A welcome antidote to the notion that the “Peanuts” gang provides merely a slice of American cuteness.” – New York Times
“Thanks to its balance of affection for the original material and sophomoric irreverence, “Dog’s” appropriation of the teen-movie idiom to give a contemporary makeover to the iconic American cartoon strip yields its share of laughs” – Variety