I command people in New York to go and see this and report back
"Dog Sees God" -- which follows the travails of "CB", America's most hapless cartoon character, all grown up -- was one of the breakout hits of the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival, winning the Excellence Award for Best Overall Production, as well as Theatermania's Best Play Award of 2004, and the GLAAD Media Award for Best Off-Off-Broadway production.
In this "unauthorized parody", CB's beloved beagle has terminal rabies, and his world is inhabited by a comic strip parade of misfits: a missing pen pal, an abused pianist, a pyromaniac ex-girlfriend, two drunk cheerleaders, a homophobic quaterback, a burnt-out Buddhist and a drama-queen sister. Together, these factors all contribute -- Good grief! -- to this modern tale of teenage angst.
The talented cast of young actors joining [Eddie Kaye Thomas] include ELIZA DUSHKU ("Bring it On", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), AMERICA FERRERA ("Real Women Have Curves", "Lords of Dogtown"), KELLI GARNER ("The Aviator", "Bully" and "Love Liza"), ARI GRAYNOR ("Mystic River", "The Sopranos"), LOGAN MARSHALL-GREEN ("The O.C.", "The Distance From Here", "Swimming in the Shallows"), KEITH NOBBS ("Phone Booth", "Fuddy Meers"), IAN SOMERHALDER ("Lost", "Rules of Atraction")
This sounds like it'll be up there with 'Smite the Heathens, Charlie Brown
' and 'The Great Old Pumpkin
.' I'm assuming Dushku is playing Lucy. Right?
(Also, most of the teenage-equivalents are obvious, but who's the homophobic quaterback?)