Have you ever wondered what happened to the Peanuts gang after they grew up? You’re about to find out!
In Bert V. Royal’s unauthorized parody Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, Charlie Brown and the rest of Charles Schulz’s favourite characters are now teens. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, sexual relations and sexual identity are among the issues covered in this drama; just like in any real teenager’s life.
And while the irreverent beagle doesn’t make an appearance, the gang’s all-here, although in Royal’s world the names have been changed to protect the innocent (and to keep the lawyers at bay).
Our Culture Vulture David C Jones speaks with director Style Dayne and actors Jeff Evans Todd and Therés Amee to find out more about the show and the guy-on-guy action that is part of it.
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead runs May 15 – 25, 2013 at Blake Snyder Theatre, 112 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver. Tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com.