A fresh cast will bring a fresh perspective to Company Carolina’s production of “Dog Sees God,” which opens tonight at Historic Playmakers Theatre.
Freshman dramatic art major Connor Sturgis, plays the lead role as Charlie Brown, or CB. Sturgis said he was slightly surprised by the unexpected and mature twist to the classic Peanuts’ plot.
“My first reaction was, 'Holy shit,'” he said.
“I just wasn’t expecting it, especially something that’s taken from Charlie Brown. It’s just one of those shows you wouldn’t bring your family to. I mean you should go, just not with your grandma.”
The play takes place while CB and his friends are in high school, dealing with the height of teenage angst and drug experimentation.
“What’s interesting about this show is that it can be seen as a satire in that it takes every high school problem and puts it into a week, two weeks maybe,” said assistant director and stage manager Lauren Wilson, a senior communications studies major.
“As we’ve gotten into it, it has been incredible to see human forms take on this script, and it’s a really, really good synopsis of what the Peanut gang could be in high school.”
This is Wilson’s first time as assistant director. Wilson is working with junior Dakota Proctor, who is also directing for first time.
“I think it could be described as ‘good cop, bad cop’ but sometimes we are also polar opposites in every way,” Wilson said.