DOG SEES GOD: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
March 14 - March 30, 2013
Good Grief! Have you ever wondered what happened to the beloved gang of kids from Peanuts? The award-winning Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal is an irreverent and poignant unauthorized parody in which the beloved comic strip characters are re-imagined a decade later as hormonal teenagers with serious issues.
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.
Our show will star Michael Underhill (Polaroid Stories, Heart & Dagger Productions/Happy Medium Theatre/Boston Actors’ Theater) as the lovable, yet utterly confused CB (Charlie Brown). Michael has been hailed as one of “the young actors in Boston to watch” and we are elated that he is leading our production. Alongside Mr. Underhill, Joey C. Pelletier (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, imaginary beasts) will portray the troubled and fragile Beethoven (Schroeder). The proclaimed “bad boy of Boston theatre” will soften his image for this heartbreaking role.
The show will also feature 6 very well-known names from the Boston Fringe community: Mikey DiLoreto as Van (Linus), Nick Miller as Matt (Pigpen), Lesley Anne Moreau as Marcy (Marcie), Lizette M. Morris as Van’s Sister (Lucy), Kiki Samko as CB’s Sister (Sally), and Audrey Lynn Sylvia as Tricia (Peppermint Patty).
DATES OF PRODUCTION:
Thursday, March 14 at 8pm (Preview)
Friday, March 15 at 8pm (PRESS NIGHT)
Saturday, March 16 at 8pm (PRESS NIGHT 2)
Sunday, March 17 at 4pm (PRESS NIGHT 3)
Thursday, March 21 at 8 pm
Friday, March 22 at 8pm
Saturday, March 23 at 4pm
Saturday, March 23 at 8pm
Sunday, March 24 at 4pm
Thursday, March 28 at 8pm
Friday, March 29 at 8pm
Saturday, March 30 at 4pm
Saturday, March 30 at 8pm
MEDIA NOTE: The cast, crew, and production team of DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD by Bert V. Royal will be available for interviews and media inquiries.
PRESS NOTE: Members of the Press are welcome to attend any performance, not just the dates listed as “Press Night.”
Happy Medium Theatre will be donating a portion of the proceeds from this production to the It Gets Better Project; an organization created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better. It’s our small way of giving back to the community while simultaneously spreading a message of hope. For more information regarding the project, please visit http://www.itgetsbetter.org/