The Firehouse Theatre Presents Bert V. Royal's Dog Sees God 2/3-26

The Firehouse Theatre Project is pleased to announce the third show of its 2010-11 season, Bert V. Royal's Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, running Feb. 3 - 26, 2011. This production is a proud part of the Acts of Faith Festival: America's Largest Faith Inspired Theatre Event.

Ever wonder what happened to Charlie Brown and the gang? Bert V. Royal's Dog Sees God gives audiences a glimpse of how Charles Shultz's beloved characters might have fared amid the tumultuous world of the modern-day teenager.

The Firehouse production is directed by Billy Christopher Maupin and stars Kyle Cornell and Bryan Leach. The nine-person cast also features Ben Hill, Maggie Mcgrann, Jacob Pennington, Audra Honaker, Maggie Roop, Ali Walton and Melissa Johnston Price. Meet the Talented Cast & Crew!

SYNOPSIS:
Don't let the old Peanuts comic strip fool you...
This dark comedy finds the Peanuts gang 10 years down the road, smack dab in the middle of high school. Contemplating what happens after we die, CB , based on Charlie Brown, tries to go to his friends and family about his problems, but unfortunately everyone is too self-involved to really help him. Matt, adapted from Pigpen, is a sex-addicted neat freak; best friend Van, based on Linus, turned to pot after someone burned his security blanket; Tricia and Marci (Peppermint Patty and Marci) are alcoholic mean girls; and CB's sister (Sally) is searching for her own identity. CB ends up re-establishing contact with his old friend Beethoven (Schroeder), but this renewed friendship incites both conflict and confusion within the gang.

ACCOLADES & HISTORY
L.A-based playwright Bert V. Royal writes for the stage as well as television and film. Most recently, he has earned recognition for the major motion picture adaption of his screenplay, Easy A. His first play, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead had its world premiere at the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival, and received the Fringe Festival's Overall Excellence Award. The play also received the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Production. The first full length production of the play premiered Off-Broadway at NYC's Century Center for the Performing Arts in Dec. 2005, and enjoyed its West Coast premiere at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in L.A. in June 2008.

"Bert V. Royal's scenario is a welcome antidote to the notion that the "Peanuts" gang provides merely a slice of American cuteness, perfect for Hallmark cards or Broadway musicals."
- The New York Times

FIREHOUSE EVENTS
Opening Night: Thursday, February 3, will include a free catered reception immediately following the performance.
Talk-Back Discussions with the cast and crew will be held Friday, Feb. 4th and Sunday, Feb. 13th (Acts of Faith Talk Back )
Firehouse Martini Bar: Thursday, February 17th and Saturday, February 19th. Sponsored by Skyy Vodka and Wild Turkey Bourbon, have a cocktail or two and enjoy the show! Your first drink is included in the price of admission! (21+)

WHERE
Firehouse Theatre Project
1609 W. Broad Street
Richmond, Va. 23220
804-355-2001
www.firehousetheatre.org
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WHEN
Feb. 3 - 26, 2011
8 p.m. shows on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
4 p.m. Sunday pay-what-you-will shows (Feb. 13 & Feb. 20)
Thursday, February 3, 2011 - Opening night featuring a catered reception following the performance
TICKETS
Tickets are $26 for adults, $22 for seniors 65 and older, & $12 for students/RAPT members with ID.
Purchases may be made by calling the Firehouse box office at 804-355-2001 or online at www.firehousetheatre.org
To discuss group rates, please contact Kim Jones Clark at groupsales@firehousetheatre.org.
CAST AND CREW
Billy Christopher Maupin, Director
Kyle Cornell, CB
Ben Hill, Matt
Maggie Roop, Van's Sister
Audra Honaker, CB's Sister & Properties Mistress
Aly Walton, Tricia
Maggie Mcgrann, Marci
Bryan Leach, Beethoven
Jacob Pennington, Van
Melissa Jones Price, Narrator
Christin Boone, Assistant stage manager/light board operator
Adam Dorland, Scenic Designer
Carlos Collazo, Sound Designer
Matt Landwehr, Lighting Designer
David Powers, Technical Engineer
Tad Burrell, Technical Director
Amy Wight Kube, Producer
Carol Piersol, Artistic Director

 



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