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Good grief! 'Dog Sees God' runs through Sept. 27

September 16, 2008

Coastal Carolina University's Department of Theatre is presenting "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead," a dark parody of the Peanuts comic strip, from Sept. 18 to Sept. 27 in the Black Box Theatre of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The play has adult themes and is not recommended for children.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 and 19 as well as Sept. 24 through 27. A matinee will be held Sept. 21 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $12 general admission; $8 senior citizens and alumni; $3 students of Coastal Carolina University and Horry-Georgetown Technical College as well as teens (11 to 17); children 10 and under, free. Faculty and staff of the University and HGTC tickets are $6.

"Dog Sees God" is an irreverent imagining of what the Peanuts gang might have been like 10 years later. When CB's (Charlie Brown) dog contracts terminal rabies, he wonders what happens after we die. His sister has gone goth, his best friend Van is too burnt out to be helpful, and his other friends Marcy and Tricia are too drunk to offer much solace.

Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity are among the issues covered in this modern tale of teenage angst. "Dog Sees God" earned top honors at the 2004 Fringe Festival and GLAAD's Media Award for best off-off Broadway production.

Robin Russell, associate professor of theatre, will direct the play. Cast members include Coastal Carolina University students: John St. Croix as C.B., Sydney Hough as C.B.'s Sister, Brian Robinson as Van, Caleb Brannen as Beethoven, Emily Bockway as Tricia, Rachel Swindler as Marcy and Caroline Davis as Van's Sister.

For tickets, call the Wheelwright Box Office daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 843-349-2502.