Beavercreek Community Theatre’s Edge of the Creek Productions will present “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” by Burt V. Royal. The spoof of the Charles Schulz comic strip “Peanuts” follows the original gang a decade later as their beloved beagle companion dies. A missing pen pal, an abused pianist, a pyromaniac ex-girlfriend, two drunk cheerleaders, a homophobic quarterback, a burnt out Buddhist and a drama queen sister fill the show’s ensemble.
“’ It is a window into how they could have evolved if they’d been allowed to grow into adolescence. This play shows us just how hard it is to be stuck between childhood and adulthood,” said Director Matt Curry. “When Charlie Brown’s dog dies he starts questioning his family and friends about what they think happens after death. Nobody can provide him with any solace, save for one–the target of the groups’ harsh bullying and torment. This relationship, forged from hope and love, has disastrous consequences careening towards a poignant and heartfelt ending.”
“This play’s subject matter requires a certain level of maturity and tolerance. The audience must be willing to let these character’s lives develop. There is strong language, sexuality, intense bullying, explosive emotions, drug use, and rebellion,” Curry said. Edge of the Creek Productions is an “edgy” branch of BCT, created to broaden the scope of their traditional season of family-oriented productions.
The show opens this weekends and runs through November 3rd. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8pm; Sunday matinees are at 3 pm at the Beavercreek Community Theatre, 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road in Beavercreek. For ticket information, call the box office at 429-4737 or e-mail [email protected].
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. at the Beavercreek Community Theatre, 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road in Beavercreek. For ticket information, call the box office at 429-4737 or e-mail [email protected].