Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Share Your Thoughts: Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

The staged reading of Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead took place last night at 7:00 p.m. at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette, with 50 people in attendance. As with other staged readings in the series, it was followed by a question-and-answer session between the audience, the cast and the director, Laurie Russell.

Did you attend the staged reading last night? What did you think about the characters, the plot, the presentation and other elements? What were some of the high points? What will you remember most about this staged reading?


Steve Martin said...

The script for Dog Sees God has at its core, after you strip away the language and concept that it's based on a comic strip, the story of a young man who's just trying to connect with someone else.

The grief he feels over his dead dog led him to seek support from his sister and his friends, none of whom really offered much. And then he connected with a kid whom he thought he had no connection to. I liked the story of the script a lot, as well as its tone -- humorous at the beginning, more serious (bittersweet? sad?) at the end.

Congrats to those involved in last night's staged reading. Nicely done.

Steven Koehler said...

The evening was a thrill. A wonderful show delivered quite skillfully by a talented cast. It was everything that the Staged Reading Series was meant to be.

The biggest thrill for me was that the audience was filled with many new faces to the series. It is my hope that many of them will return for the next performance in March.