Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

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When CB?s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group?s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating...
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Overview

When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that’s both haunting and hopeful.
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Editorial Reviews

Broadway.com
Bert V. Royal is the playwright of the Off-Broadway show DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD and is he ready to confess all!
CurtainUp
...easily identifiable with the crowd yet with a distinctly ‘Royal' touch...The way Royal builds on the foundation of Charles Schulz's iconic comic strip actually results in a parody that's also a stand-alone play apt to resonate even with anyone belonging to that small population segment unfamiliar with .
NY Magazine
DOG SEES GOD doesn't feel like the same old high-school-warfare schlock. The characters—teenage and reckless—are both genuinely sympathetic and unquestionably cruel. Growing more hysterical — and more harrowing — as it flows to an inevitable, uncomfortable end, this taut comedy manages to make tired clichés about stoners and popular homecoming airheads funny and endearing.
NY Post
Inventive and raunchy...hysterically funny.
NY Times
A welcome antidote to the notion that the gang provides merely a slice of American cuteness.
Time Out
Good grief! The kids have finally come out of their shells.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822221524
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/22/2007
  • Pages: 51
  • Sales rank: 160,446
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Posted August 12, 2010

    Go Bert V. Royal!!!

    This is my all time favorite play, I can't get enough of it, it really does a great job at opening a window not only to the human condition, but to the teenage condition as well. it's funny... and sad, but in the end the message it conveys is spectacular.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2011

    OMG

    I received this book or play or what ever it is for Christmas and by far it was the best gift I could of ever received. I was sad when I found out there was no more Snoopy.....actually my heart broke into pieces. I cant believe the Peanuts are so different from which they use to be and Im really shocked of CB in the way he acts and of his mouth is something else too

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  • Posted April 12, 2009

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    Are You There God? It's Me, Charlie Brown.

    What would the beloved Peanuts gang be like all grown up? Bert V. Royal illustrates the Peanuts gang for us in high school complete with the teenage angst, relationship trouble and the infamous search for identity. ---[ld]

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