'Dog Sees God' to be performed

A performance of "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead." will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. The play is under the direction of Shane Sedlemyer for his senior capstone in integrative arts. "Dog Sees God" contains material that is not suitable for children and parental discretion is advised.

When Charlie's dog dies from rabies, he begins to question the existence of an afterlife. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence and sexual identity move toward a hopeful and haunting end.

Sedlemyer is a senior integrative arts major from Nicktown, Pa. Always a lover of the arts and pop culture, he has been performing, writing and entertaining since age 10. He will graduate in December and plans to pursue a master’s in directing or dramatic writing.

Sedlemyer's objective as a director and writer is to take difficult and real situations and make them approachable and entertaining to watch. He stated, "'Dog Sees God' takes one of the most popular and cherished works of pop culture, the Peanuts franchise, and takes it to a darker place. Peanuts has always been about posing philosophical questions and teaching lessons through a loveable boy with his dog and friends. 'Dog Sees God' maintains the charm of the source material while diving into the more modern pressing topics such as sexuality and drug use as well as age old questions."

Free tickets and information regarding "Dog Sees God" are available at the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and before and during all performances. For further information, call 814-949-5452 or visit the Penn State Altoona website at www.altoona.psu.edu.

Last Updated September 03, 2013