Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead at Ashtabula Arts Center Aug 11-13
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead By Bert V. Royal will be presented at Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 West 13th Street, Ashtabula OH 44004 www.ashtabulaartscenter.org August 11 and 12 at 7:30 PM and August 13 at 2:30 PM. The play is a "Rescued from the Mess" production, and is directed by Douglas Eric Anderson.
A play about breaking molds and broken hearts, "Dog Sees God" provides a gritty, witty take on beloved characters that many will find familiar from their childhoods. The playwright adapts the gentle conventions and conceits of a simple comic strip to the harsh hormonal realities that many teens face every day. The result leaves the audience with an indelible heartful of laughter and loss.
The play is a re-imagining of the "Peanuts" gang as teenagers. The Orlando Sentinel says the playwright "cleverly captures the essence of Schulz's characters: Marcie's blandness, Sally's everchanging obsessions. And, like Schulz did, he addresses the issues of the times - in this case, coming out as gay and school bullying."
Performances will be August 11, 12, and 13, presented at the Ashtabula Arts Center as a production of Rescued from the Mess, a local theater collaboration. Dog Sees God is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling the Arts Center at 440-964-3396, or purchased at the door.
Director Douglas Eric Anderson, says: "The mission of Rescued from the Mess is to carve out a niche for bold and unabashed theater in our area. 'Dog Sees God' certainly fits that description. We're thankful to the Arts Center for offering us a venue to present this powerful piece."
The play contains very strong language, emotionally intense scenes, and adult themes
"Dog Sees God" is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.