Los Alamos Little Theatre’s January production, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal opens Friday January 13, 2017. The play will run Jan. 13 – 28, with shows Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and a 2:00 pm matinee on Sunday, Jan. 22.
The play features characters who will be familiar to many audience members, now in high school and dealing with a range of difficult issues, such as rebellion, bullying, drug use, suicide and homophobia. The play opens with the main character dealing with the death of his beloved beagle and follows him as he seeks resolution through interactions with his
sister and friends.
Director Ken Milder said, “‘Dog Sees God’ contains strong language, mature subject matter, dark humor and bold statements of sexuality —things commonly overheard in the hallways of high schools everywhere. This is a play that brings to light the real issues that are found in allhigh schools.”
Milder said that LALT will host a panel discussion of these issues in partnership with the Los Alamos Public Schools following the matinee performance on Jan. 22. The panel discussion will be open to all community members, whether or not they attend the matinee performance.
Audience members will find occasion to laugh within this dark comedy, especially as they learn how the characters have left behind their old idiosyncrasies in unexpected ways.
Cast members are Stuart Rupprecht, Holly Robinson, Jacinta Lestone, Zachary Brounstein, Page Ramsey, Brian Trujillo, Beth Wysocki, and Patrick MacDonald.
The LALT production is performed in association with Dramatists Play
Service. The play is not suitable for audiences under 16 years of age.