April 1, 2018 4:00 pm
Puhi Theatrical Warehouse
4411 Kikowaena St, Lihue, HI 96766
Good Grief! Our favorite comic’s kids are now in high school in this comedy by Bert Royal, directed by Lori Benkert. Written soon after the Columbine shootings, this play could have been lifted right out of today’s headlines. Strong language and adult content. Drug use, sexual identity, bullying, rebellion, teen violence and suicide careen toward an ending that’s both haunting and hopeful. And, yes, we did say it’s a comedy.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 and Sundays at 4 at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse. NO HOLDOVER. Reception with cast and director after the opening night performance.
Pay What You Can Preview on Thursday, March 29 at 7pm. Tickets by donation at the door only.
What the critics say…
“Good grief! The Peanuts kids have finally come out of their shells.” -Time Out NY.
“A welcome antidote to the notion that the Peanuts gang provides merely a slice of American cuteness.” -NY Times.
“…easily identifiable with the Peanuts crowd yet with a distinctly ‘Royal’ touch…The way Royal builds on the foundation of Charles Schulz’s iconic comic strip actually results in a parody that’s also a stand-alone play apt to resonate even with anyone belonging to that small population segment unfamiliar with Peanuts.” -CurtainUp.
“Inventive and raunchy…hysterically funny.” -NY Post.
“DOG SEES GOD doesn’t feel like the same old high-school-warfare schlock. The characters-teenage and reckless-are both genuinely sympathetic and unquestionably cruel. Growing more hysterical – and more harrowing – as it flows to an inevitable, uncomfortable end, this taut comedy manages to make tired clichés about stoners and popular homecoming airheads funny and endearing.” -NY Magazine.