Dog Sees God opens

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ben Kaufman, Sauk Rapids, performing in Bert V. Royal's

Ben Kaufman, Sauk Rapids, performing in Bert V. Royal's "Dog Sees God." Photo by Neil Andersen for University Communications.

Ben Kaufman, Sauk Rapids, performing in Bert V. Royal's  Bjorn Anderson (left), Barron, Wis., performs in  Amy Dyrdahl, Buffalo, in Bert V. Royal's  Playwright Bert V. Royal 

Bert V. Royal’s play discusses how Charles M. Schultz' Peanuts characters might have turned out if they grew up with real-world problems such as sexual identity crisis, broken relationships and peer-pressure.

Performances of “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” will be 8 p.m. Nov. 17-21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Center Stage Theatre of the Performing Arts Center.

The play contains explicit language, drug use and sexual situations. It is not recommended for children.

The play is directed by Jeffrey Bleam, assistant professor of theater.

“Dog Sees God” has not been approved or authorized in any manner by the Charles M. Schultz Estate or United Features Syndicate, which have no responsibility for its content.

The play premiered off-Broadway in 2005, with a cast that included America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty") and Eliza Dushku ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"). View a Variety magazine review.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for non-St. Cloud State students and seniors. One free ticket is available with St. Cloud State ID.

Purchase tickets at the Atwood Memorial Center information desk, at or by calling 320-308-4636.

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