"Dog Sees God" Coming To Limestone Theatre Feb. 18-20
Limestone College Theatre will present “God Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” during a three-night run Feb. 18-20.
An unauthorized parody, the play imagines characters from the popular comic strip Peanuts as teenagers.
Show time is at 8 p.m. each day at Limestone College Theatre, which is located at 130 Leadmine Street in Gaffney. Advance tickets are available at www.showtix4u.com. Adult tickets are $12 each. Admission is $10 for non-Limestone students with proper identification, and for senior citizens 65 and over. Limestone students, faculty and staff are admitted free. Tickets will be available at the door each day at 7 p.m.
The production, which is intended for mature audiences only, includes a cast of eight Limestone students. It is being directed by Dr. Tim Baxter-Ferguson, Director of Theatre and Musical Theatre.
“Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” by Bert V. Royal is a play about a teenage boy, CB, who begins to question the existence of an afterlife after his dog dies. Unable to find solace from his friends after his dog's death, CB turns to an artistic classmate, but their rekindled friendship pushes the bounds of what CB's friends are willing to accept, forcing CB to consider who he wants to be. “Dog Sees God” is a touching and thought-provoking play about being different in a school filled with people who all pretend to be the same.
The cast includes Jade Alford (Van’s sister) from Gaffney; Jeanna Burch (CB’s sister) from Gaffney; Kinsey Gregg (Marcy) from Gaffney; Luke Holt (Matt) from Columbia; Hayden Peterson (Van) from Gaffney; Ashleigh Ramsey (Tricia) from Gaffney; Christian Shupe (CB) from Athens, GA; and Zach White (Beethoven) from Gaffney.
“At first glance, this depiction of the gang all grown up is dark, vulgar, and perhaps needlessly provocative,” Dr. Baxter-Ferguson explained. “Upon closer inspection, however, it imagines what happens when the gang, crafted in the culture of the 1950s, is transported into a less sensible world. The play is challenging, especially considering its source material. But what attracted me to the material was that ultimately it is about hope and about love in all its many forms.”
(Article by Charles Wyatt, Limestone Director of Communications. Photo by K.C. Barnill, Limestone College Asst. Director of Communications.)