Tag: Bert V. Royal
Bert V. Royal’s Dog Sees God at NRACT Is Funny, Touching, and Thought-Provoking, a Bit Shocking, But Ultimately Uplifting
There comes a time in all of our lives when we encounter a profound and immutable truth: comic-strip characters simply never age! Indeed, Charlie Brown (and the rest of Charles M. Schultz’s Peanuts characters) appeared on the scene in the 1950s as elementary-school-aged children and remained in that age group for half a century. But… Read More ›
Bert V. Royal’s Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead is a strange little play, one that takes a look at the iconic Peanuts characters years later, when they’re well into adolescence and dabbling in sexual experimentation, depression, mental illness, and substance abuse. And, who better to put on a teen-themed play than the… Read More ›
One Song Productions, a Chapel Hill/Carrboro/Durham high school student-run production company worthy of support, will present Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal at 7:30 p.m. on March 6-8 at Common Ground Theatre in Durham. We end up writing about their past endeavors to promote their current ones, because they… Read More ›
Bert V. Royal’s unauthorized play “Dog Sees God,” which features angst-ridden teenage versions of good old Charlie Brown and the “Peanuts” comic-strip gang, is definitely not for small fry, and not just because Snoopy dies of rabies (offstage) — and goes to Dog Heaven — just before the curtain rises.
“While inspired by the wholesome, all-American [“Peanuts”] gang generations have grown up with, this production is intended for mature audiences only,” cautions director Glen Matthews. “Dog Sees God is also presented in a unique environmental format that places the audience in the world of the play …”