Dog Sees God - Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

 

“We all grow up, don’t we?  Or at least that’s the plan.  Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead is a clever, funny take on what would happen to a beloved and well-known comic strip character and his group of friends as they run the gauntlet that is high school on the path to figuring out who they are.  Plus death.  Plus the internet.  Plus bullying.  Plus binge drinking.  Plus sexuality.

 

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (at Santa Monica Playhouse)

 

“Tripping lightly along the edges so as not to incite copyright infringement, Dog Sees God opens with CB—a boy about the age of a high school senior—grieving the loss of his childhood dog, a beagle.  He has a little sister, a best friend who used to compulsively carry a security blanket, a friend who used to be perpetually scruffy and dirty, a female friend who charges a nickel for psychotherapy, all with great names like “Tricia York.”  You get the idea, yeah?

 

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (at Santa Monica Playhouse)

 

“This is not a send-up of the original material.  While it riffs on it for great comedic effect, Dog Sees Godspends most of its time exploring the “what if” questions that the premise presents: what happened to Peanuts after?  Putting all of this in the context of a framework we’re already familiar with allows us all in on the jokes and the questions.  It’s so freakishly fresh,” writes Ceebs Bailey (a frequent contributor to these pages).

 

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (at Santa Monica Playhouse)

 

After his beloved dog dies, CB searches for an answer to the question of what happens after people – or pets – die.  When his friends provide minimal support for his questions, he turns to Beethoven, a reclusive teenager who has been shunned by his peers and whose only solace is his music.  The two teenagers strike up a relationship which spirals into something far more intense than either expect, and the events that follow push everyone to their limits.

 

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (at Santa Monica Playhouse)

 

Santa Monica Playhouse presents this production of Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead.  This is a benefit produced by Cappricielli, Inc. and the Free Your Mind Projects.  All net proceeds via ticket sales and crowd sourcing will be donated to the Trevor Project, a charity focusing on mental health, anti-bullying, and suicide prevention. 

 

 

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead runs from Saturday December 6th through Sunday December 21st at Santa Monica Playhouse (1211 4th Street, Santa Monica CA 90401).  General seating is $20 or $15 for students with promo code 007.  For reservations or more information please visit https://www.plays411.com/dogseesgod14

 

WHEN:

Runs: December 6th – December 21th

Dec 6 at 3 & 8pm

Dec 7 at 2:30 & 7:30pm

Dec 12 at 2pm

Dec 13 at 1pm

Dec 19, 20, 21 at 2 &7:30pm

 

WHERE:

Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 4th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

 

HOW:

www.plays411.com/dogseesgod14

 

TICKET PRICES:

General Admission: $20

Students with promo code 007: $15

 

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