Clark College Theatre presents “Dog Sees God” May 2 through 17

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Clark College Theatre concludes its 2013-14 season with Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal. A breakout hit when it debuted at the New York International Fringe Festival, this challenging work operates both as a comedic deconstruction of an American icon and as a poignant examination of the hurdles facing modern youth. The production is directed by Theatre Department Chair H. Gene Biby and runs May 2 through 17.

An “unauthorized parody,” Dog Sees God imagines characters from the popular comic strip Peanuts as teenagers. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, sex and sexual identity are among the issues covered in this drama. Royal builds on the foundation of Charles Schulz’s iconic comic strip, creating a parody that’s also a stand-alone play apt to resonate even with those who belong to that small population segment unfamiliar with Peanuts.

Show dates are May 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17. All show times are at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on May 10. Tickets are $13 for general admission, $11 for seniors, and $9 for students and alumni. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Clark College Bookstore in Gaiser Hall, online at http://www.clarkbookstore.com/site_theatre.asp, or by calling 360-992-2815.