The cast of Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts comic strip are forever young, but some of the characters did age ever so slightly during the comic's 50-year run. Charlie Brown was introduced at age four, eventually settling at approximately eight years old for the duration of the series. Chuck's best friend Linus made his debut as a baby but soon grew up to be just slightly younger than his friends. In Stray Dog Theatre's production of Bert V. Royal's unauthorized parody Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
, the kids make it past puberty and into high school with all of their flaws and insecurities intact and cranked up to eleven. Linus is a stoner, Schroeder is bullied for being gay and good ol' Charlie Brown's dog has passed away. Dog Sees God
is an irreverent, very adult take on Peanuts. The show is performed at 8 p.m. Thusday through Saturday (June 4 through 20) and at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Tower Grove Abbey (2336 Tennessee Avenue; 314-865-1995 or www.straydogtheatre.org
). Admission is $20 to $25.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Wed., June 17, 8 p.m. Starts: June 4. Continues through June 20, 2015