Sunday, March 4, 2012

Cats Are Out of Season- Because of "Dog Sees God"

Ben Jurney '14 as CB (Charlie Brown)
Photo Courtesy of Julia Cox '12

Brittany Perlmuter '13, Andrew Rousso '13, and Alison Schaufler '14
Photo Courtesy of Julia Cox '12

     Recently I went to another Skidmore Theatre production entitled "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead." It was one of the most poignant and age relevant pieces I have seen in quite a long time. Directed by Margaret Smith '12 was a show based on the well-loved and classic Peanuts characters. Charlie Brown, Sally, Lucy, Pig Pen, most of the characters were there! What differentiated this show and truly made it note worthy was the material it tackled. The audience was set-up to feel as bystanders who were intimately involved in watching the lives of somewhat disturbed teenagers. The characters struggled with depression, sexuality, body image, and stereotype which made them relatable to anyone who made it through high school. Funny and tragic, this piece shed light on issues facing many young people. I would see it ten more times if I could! Overall, 6 out of 5 stars :)
Love always, Emmeline