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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Raleigh Little Theatre Is a Fast, Fun, Upbeat Opportunity to Reunite with the Peanuts Gang

It’s always fun to see old friends! It’s especially fun to discover that they can sing and dance. And Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of Clark Gesner’s 1967 Off-Broadway, 1968 West End, and 1971 Broadway musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown affords a fast, fun, and upbeat opportunity to have such a reunion as well… Read More ›

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 ›

"Dog Sees God" runs through July 9th in REP's new downtown theater

In Bert V. Royal’s “Dog Sees God,” Homophobia Splits the Now-Teenaged “Peanuts” Gang

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.

"Dog Sees God" opens June 24th

Bert V. Royal’s “Dog Sees God” Parodies the “Peanuts” Comic-Strip Characters as Teenagers

“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 …”