Dog Sees God:  Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

**For mature audiences and high school actors only!

An "unauthorized continuation," this play reimagines characters from the popular comic strip Peanuts as degenerate teenagers. Drug use, child sexual abuse, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, sexual relations and identity are among the issues covered in this parody of the works of Charles M. Schulz.

AUDITIONS:  

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 5 PM - 7 PM

REQUIREMENTS:

  • ACTORS SHOULD BE AGES 15+ AND IN HIGH SCHOOL.

  • BRING HEADSHOT & RESUME

  • PLEASE PREPARE A 1 MINUTE MONOLOGUE.  

  • ACTORS WILL BE ASKED TO READ SIDES FROM THE SCRIPT. 

REHEARSALS/PRODUCTION:

  • CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY NIGHTS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 9TH.

  • THE SHOW DATES ARE TENTATIVELY FEBRUARY 26-27.

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.

THE CHARACTERS:

  • CB (Charlie Brown) is the main character in the play. He is intensely saddened over the death of his dog, and is forced to question both his sexuality and his social status when he unwittingly falls for his classmate Beethoven.

  • CB's Sister (Sally) has gone Goth, at least for a portion of the play. It is mentioned that, like her character basis, she changes her philosophy on life often. Her other personas during the course of the play are scripted as thug and hippie.

  • Van (Linus), always the philosopher in childhood, is now a pothead with a worldview to match. He repeatedly attempts to pursue a relationship with CB's Sister.

  • Matt (Pig-Pen) is a pathological germophobe whose dirtiness has been internalized - he is obsessed with girls and homophobic, and terrorizes Beethoven mercilessly. He is also a football player, and is CB's best friend.

  • Beethoven (Schroeder) became the school outcast prior to events in the play when it was revealed that he was abused by his father. A bit of a recluse, Beethoven takes solace in playing the piano, but when he and CB become romantically involved, his world is turned upside down.

  • Tricia (Peppermint Patty), a party girl, who professes herself to be "Pretty" and "Popular". Though never spoken outright in the play, the general consensus is that her last name is York.

  • Marcy (Marcie), a party girl and Tricia's sidekick. 

  • Van's Sister (Lucy) has been institutionalized for setting the Little Red-Haired Girl's hair on fire.

  • Pen Pal does not appear in person, but has a key part in the play. This character additionally alludes to being a representation of God; he/she/it has a clear picture of an afterlife and signs letters with the initials CS (Charles Schulz).

  • Frieda is the only original character to have her name kept the same. Although unseen, she is referred to numerous times as having an eating disorder; Tricia hates her and openly comments on her weight, while Van thinks that she is actually too skinny.

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