Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz aged 49 years from the day his comic strip, Peanuts, first ran in 1950 to the last edition in 2000. But for most of his characters, only about two years ever passed. What would happen if Charlie Brown and his crew were no longer impervious to time? Would they face the same issues death, drugs, eating disorders and identity crises that plague many teenagers today? Bert V. Royal answers those questions in his play Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, which makes its regional debut tonight at the Avenue Theater, 417 East 17th Avenue, and continues through June 9. The story picks up when CBs dog dies from rabies and takes the audience through the gamut of teenage hardships.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $22, or $15 on Thursdays and for matinees. Go to www.avenuetheater.com or call 303-321-5925 for a complete list of performance dates and times.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; Mon., May 7, 7:30 p.m. Starts: April 26. Continues through June 9