The Xavier Players presents Bert V. Royal’s Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead from Thursday, Feb. 23-Sunday, Feb. 26, in the Gallagher Student Center Studio Theatre. The play is a twist on Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip, but this show is for adults only.
Mourning the loss of his dog to rabies, the main character, CB, looks to his friends for comfort but finds they all have their own problems. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that has been described as both haunting and hopeful.
All shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Xavier Players is donating $100 from ticket proceeds to the Linus Foundation, whose mission is to provide support for local children’s education and enrichment programs and organizations.
The Players’ season continues with Almost, Maine on the Gallagher Student Center Main Stage Theatre on March 22-25. The play is a romantic-comedy of sorts that has the whole town of Almost falling in—and out—of love.
In April, the Players shows off its talents for writing, directing and producing in #TheShow, with 10-minute plays, sketch comedies and improvisation.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit the Players’ website or call 513-745-3939.