Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead – September 20, 7pm
Join us for the play reading of Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal on Tuesday. September 20 at 7 pm in the Green Room of Los Alamos Little Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar, Los Alamos, NM. Please use the front (South) door in order not to disrupt the dancers.
Director Ken Milder and Producer Gracie Cainelli will produce this show in January 2017! Enjoy an evening of thespians camaraderie while reading what promises to be a thought provoking play.
THE STORY: When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that’s both haunting and hopeful.
Press pre-show coverage:“Dog Sees God” is an “unauthorized parody” of the same characters as teenagers. This dark comedy deals with sex, drugs, peer pressure and bullying — everything that teenagers face in high school. As the teens grow up to prepare themselves for the upcoming hard, unforgiving world, the simple comforts of childhood are taken away, and they are forced to deal with situations and issues that are new to them.
This play contains strong language, mature subject matter, dark humor and bold statements of sexuality — things commonly overheard in the hallways of high schools everywhere. “Dog Sees God” is a play that brings to light the real issues that are found in all high schools.
Character List (4M,4W)
CB (Charlie Brown) – Male
is the main character in this play. He is intensely saddened over the death of his dog.
CB’s Sister (Sally) – Female
has gone goth, at least for the duration of the play. It is mentioned that, like her character
basis, she changes her philosophy on life often.
Van (Linus), – Male
always the philosopher in childhood, is now a pothead with a worldview to match.
Matt (Pig-Pen) – Male
is a pathological germophobe whose dirtiness has been internalized – he’s sex-obsessed and homophobic.
Beethoven (Schroeder) – Male
became the school outcast prior to events in the play when it was revealed that he was
sexually abused by his father.
Tricia York (Peppermint Patty) – Female
a party girl.
Marcy (Marcie) – Female
a party girl and Tricia York’s sidekick.
Van’s Sister (Lucy) – Female
has been institutionalized for setting the Little Red-Haired Girl’s hair on fire.