DOG SEES GOD

LOS ANGELES PREMIERE

DOG SEES GOD
BY BERT V. ROYAL
HAVOK THEATRE COMPANY, HUDSON BACKSTAGE
JUNE 7, 2008

LA WEEKLY AWARD

Christine Lakin
Best Female Comedy Performance

NOMINATED for 2 L.A. Drama Critics' Circle Awards
Production of the Year
Ensemble Performance

NOMINATED for a GLAAD Media Award
Outstanding Los Angeles Theatre Production

NOMINATED for 3 LA Weekly Theatre Awards
Including Best Comedy Ensemble               


TOP TEN OF 2008 – Frontiers Magazine 

GO!

"Royal’s script skillfully delves into some weighty issues, such as self-love and loathing, identity crisis, sexual politics and bigotry. Even more remarkable is the wonderful balance maintained between the whimsy and the social commentary. Royal poignantly captures the angst, folly and raging hormones that surge through teenagers. Nick DeGruccio’s exceptionally fine direction leads to sharp, well-modulated performances." -- Lovell Estell III, LA Weekly

 

CRITIC'S PICK!

"Bert V. Royal's uproarious yet bittersweet Off-Broadway play is an affectionate riff on Charles Schulz's beloved Peanuts comic-strip 

characters, spiced up with cheeky irreverence. Director Nick DeGruccio and a spirited cast capture the humor and heart in Royal's irresistible existential comedy.  One needn't be a teenager nor intimately familiar with Peanuts to relish this alternately hilarious and heart-rending fable, which imparts universal life lessons of self-acceptance and tolerance."  -- Les Spindle, Back Stage West

 

"The L.A. Premiere of 'Dog Sees God', directed by Nick DeGruccio for the Havok Theatre Company, is good indeed.  Scabrously funny and acted with take-no-prisoners relish, 'Dog Sees God' should leave you howling until just about the moment where the laughs catch in your throat." -- Evan Henderson, Daily News

 

"It’s taken a few years for 'Dog Sees God' to make it to L.A. Thankfully, the exciting new Havok Theatre Company has chosen it as their second production, following the brilliant 'Thrill Me: The Story Of Leopold And Loeb'.  Lightning can indeed strike twice, and DeGruccio proves himself equally adept at comedy/drama as he has proven again and again with the musicals he has worked his magic on...I’ve already seen 'Dog Sees God' twice and I’m going back again.  It’s not often that a production affects me as strongly as this one most definitely has." -- Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA.com

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