Friday, December 16, 2005

What If The "Peanuts" Gang Grew Up?

While trolling through the entertainment section of Yahho News, I stumbled across a review of a play depicting a grown-up version of Good Ol' Charlie Brown's old "Peanuts" gang.

The piece, "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,", contains all your favourite characters whose names have been changed to protect the guilty. Winning kudoes in the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival, the play has gone Broadway in a big way.

Royal's play gives us Van, a serious pothead who once was so desperate for weed he smoked his blanket. His older sibling, identified only as Van's sister, has ended up in a padded cell, with the words "The doctor is in," scrawled on the wall. She has become a pyromaniac. After all, she set fire to the little red-haired girl.

Then there are two blond babes with the names of Tricia and Marcy, slutty Valley Girls who are hot for Matt, a hunky, homophobic jock who, to compensate for his pigsty childhood, now has major issues with germs.

CB's bossy baby sister is an on-edge performance artist, given to dressing just like the bride of Frankenstein. We also have Beethoven, a piano-playing nerd confused about his sexuality and the object of major taunting by the rest of the kids, except CB, of course.
If you can fugure out the characters behind the names, you're a better being than I.

Personally, I'd go see the play for Eliza Dushku, just because, eh?

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