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University Theatre spring production opened Friday night

Posted on Mar 25, 2014
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead opened Friday, March 28.
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Top:  Yoel W. Yohannes-Charlie Brown.
Middle: Timothy Sislo-Beethoven.
Bottom:  Hannah Fiedler-Vans Sister

Top: Yoel W. Yohannes-Charlie Brown. Middle: Timothy Sislo-Beethoven. Bottom: Hannah Fiedler-Van's Sister

University Theatre presented the spring theatre production of "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead." The show does contain adult themes and is not for all audiences. The show runs again April 4-6.

An "unauthorized parody," the play imagines characters from the popular comic strip Peanuts as teenagers.

Charlie Brown's dog contracts rabies and dies, causing him to question the existence of the afterlife. He and his gang of friends try to answer this question while they deal with growing up and the bold, difficult issues that come with it. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, sexual relations and identity are among the issues covered in this drama.

Written by Bert V. Royal.

Important:The play explores many issues that face teenagers today. If it were rated, it would be "R."

Location:Performances take place in the Experimental Theatre, located at 1805 Catlin Ave., in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center.

Tickets:$12 for adults, $10 for seniors and non-UW-Superior students, and $2 for UW-Superior students. Group rates may be available. Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office in Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center. For information, call the University Box Office at 715-394-8380.

Kirsten Hambleton is the director of the eight member cast. She dedicates this show to those who have been bullied for being who they are.

Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. April 4 and 5. Matinee begins at 2 p.m. April 6.

"Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead"

March 28, 29, April 4, 5 at 7:30 p.m.
March 30 and April 6 at 2:00 p.m. All shows contain adult themes

For more information on the production click here: University Theatre

The play is about Peanuts characters that have grown into dysfunctional teenagers. It provides an explicit look at many issues facing today's teenagers: teen violence, rebellion, drug use, suicide, eating disorders, sexual identity and bullying. The language is explicit as are the characters' actions.

The talk back session will allow the audience to share their input and discuss many important issues that were examined in the play. Eleni Pinnow, assistant professor of psychology, has graciously agreed to assist facilitating this discussion.

Do not miss out on what is sure to be a great, eye-opening learning experience. Performance and ticket info.

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