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'Dog Sees God' at Big Dog Theater: Cheap Date

The play envisions Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts as teenagers.

Check back every Friday for Cheap Date: one weekend event or activity that won't break the bank.

We followed Charlie Brown and his buddies through their younger years and great pumpkin adventures, but one play showing now at captures them in high school.

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead envisions Charlie, Lucy, Peppermint Patty and Linus as pimple-faced and pubescent teens navigating their way through highschool — teachers (wa-wa-wa-wa-wa), homophobia, underage drinking, drug use, bullying — good grief! And readers can likely guess what happens to Snoopy from the title.

The depiction of Charles M. Schultz's characters as high-schoolers has received mixed reviews in diffferet playhouses across the country, but The Sun Press called this version at Big Dog, directed by Dylan Winter Dwyer, "bold, funny and touching in its vulnerability."

Where: Big Dog Theater, 2781 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights.

When: 8 p.m. this Friday and Saturday and next weekend (see calendar)

Price: $10, cash only. Reserve tickets online, by phone or buy them at the door.

Website: http://bigdogtheater.com/

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