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Persistence Into Brilliance: Le Moyne Graduate and Actor Makes Major Mark
Kamilla Shahzad, Staff Writer • September 26, 2023

In the world of theater, Le Moyne College graduate John Douglas Thompson is known to possess an exceptional ability to captivate audiences, effortlessly...

Le Moyne Alum and MLB Star Josiah Gray Nominated for Roberto Clemente Award
Michael Scalise, Staff Writer • September 25, 2023

Here at Le Moyne, the phrase “Greatness meets Goodness” is at the very foundation by which the school stands, and it is safe to say that...

Career Advising & Development at Le Moyne
Career Advising & Development at Le Moyne
Carly Nicolai, Editor in Chief • September 18, 2023

“What do you want to do with your degree?” It’s a question many college students have heard before, whether it comes from friends and...

Growing Sunshine-Colored Flowers: Remembering Father Bosch
Growing Sunshine-Colored Flowers: Remembering Father Bosch
Stephanie R. Duscher, Staff Writer • September 16, 2023

Many Le Moyne students have likely walked by the lovely gardens outside the Jesuit Residence–a beautiful touch of color amidst the many cloudy...

The PAC at during the Fall Arts & Engagement Festival on Aug. 31, via @vpaatlemoyne on Instagram.
What's Happening at the PAC this Fall?
Marisa Barnard, Staff Writer • September 4, 2023

The Le Moyne VPA is preparing for a busy season of gothic delight, warm jazz, and out-of-the-box storytelling, and now is the perfect time to...

Peanuts parody, “Dog Sees God” hits the PAC this weekend

“Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” a play written by Bert V. Royal, is being put on by Major Arcana, the student run theatre company here at Le Moyne College. It is set to run this weekend, Friday Nov. 8 and Saturday Nov. 9. There will also be a student preview tonight, Thursday Nov. 7.

The play had its world premiere in 2004 during the New York International Fringe Festival. It was put on at the SoHo Playhouse in New York City.

At the festival, it won the Excellence Award for best overall production. It has also won a Theatermania award for play of the year in 2004 and a GLAAD Media Award.

“Dog Sees God” is a parody based on the “Peanuts” comic strip. It tells the story of the popular characters as we have never seen them before: teenagers. Throughout the show, these teens will face a number of serious issues, including drug use, bullying, sexual identity and many others.

The story follows CB [Charlie Brown], as he fights his way through his teenage years, the loss of a dog, bullying and love. It begins after his dog has been put down after contracting rabies. From there, he goes back to school and we see just how much the memorable characters have changed over the years. Beethoven [Schroeder] has become a social outcast and has revealed an abusive past. Matt [Pig-Pen] became germophobic, homophobic, sex-obsessed and a bully.

The show has seen its fair share of celebrities. In a 2005 staged reading of the play at the Westside Theatre in New York City, stars such as Michelle Trachtenberg, as seen in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and Anna Paquin, from “True Blood” and “X-Men,” were among the cast. Two of their cast mates also have familiar names: Alison Pill and Mark Webber, both seen in “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.”

In the Off-Broadway premiere at the Century Center for the Performing Arts, also in New York City, more celebrities joined the cast. America Ferrera, from “Ugly Betty” and “ The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” played CB’s Sister. Ian Somerhalder, as seen in “Lost” and “The Vampire Diaries,” was Matt and Eliza Dushku, an actress from “Buffy,” also joined the cast.

So if you are like me, you can go see the show and imagine how some of your favorite actors, or at least familiar actors, might have played their roles. However, take two, they are free. Go see the show again to further appreciate the actors that we have here at Le Moyne.

Tickets are free, and given out on a first come, first serve basis. Plan ahead and come early to be sure to get a seat.

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