On Friday, November 27, this season’s adult-only production of “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” opened at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. It will run through December 19. Fans of the “Peanuts” cartoon will recognize a not-so-subtle parody, which may amuse some an annoy others. The show is performed on Friday and Saturday evenings at 10 p.m. It contains references to drug use, sex, eating disorders and other sensitive topics.
When CB’s (Charlie Brown’s) dog dies from rabies, he begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burned out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend is institutionalized and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace.
A chance meeting with an artistic kid, Beethoven, 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.