Vertigo Theatre Productions bring Bert V.Royal‘s Dog Sees God: Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead, a zany comedy, following the adults from the Peanuts comic strip to the Lowry Studio in January.
The kids from the Peanuts comic strip grow up and shed their clean cut image in this multi-award-winning parody in its first UK production.
When CB’s dog dies, he contemplates what happens after death. With his friends too stoned, inebriated or institutionalised to provide any answers, a chance reunion with a childhood friend offers him the answers he seeks, plus some he never expected, changing his and his friends’ lives forever.
Familiar with the comic strip or not, this play is for anyone who likes to laugh. The play is a parody of the Peanuts comic strip and TV show and looks at the characters such as Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy etc now that they are teenagers. Gone are the cute tea parties and days of flying kites, these teenagers are a miss match of Stoners, Party Girls, Homophobes, Homosexuals, Goths and a dead dog.
The audience does not have to know anything about Peanuts to enjoy the play, as well as it been a parody its also a stand alone play. The story follows CB as he tries to search for answers to the age all question “what happens when we die” following the death of his beloved dog Snoopy! Try as he might though his friends have become self involved party kids to provide him any answers, his sister has gone goth and his ex girlfriend has been institutionalized, but a chance meeting with a certain piano playing childhood friend offers CB the answers he seeks and a whole lot more, pushing the groups friendship to the very limit.
The play was originally performed as part of the New York Fringe Festival where it walked away with the coveted ‘Best New Play’ award, shortly after the show transferred to Off Broadway with a star studded cast including Ugly Betty‘s America Ferrera , Lost‘s Ian Somerhalder, Buffy‘s Eliza Dushka and American Pie star Eddie Kaye Thomas. The play won countless Awards during its limited engagement Off Broadway and is now performed all over America.
This production is not suitable for children.
Dog Sees God runs at the Lowry from Thu 22 until Sat 24th Jan.