May 15, 2012
Dog Sees God – Marcy
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead is a play involving the lives of the Peanuts characters as teenagers. This parody presents an array of dramatic events that unfold as the play goes on. The play opens with CB (Charlie Brown) writing a letter to his pen pal about how his dog brutally killed the little yellow bird he used to play with, so ultimately he was put down. Throughout the play CB is distraught over his dog’s death. His friend Van, is a pot-head philosopher who is evidently, Buddhist. His other friend, Matt is an apparently, very attractive and knows it, shown by the sexual themes that are reoccurring in most of his dialogue. Matt is also homophobic, especially accredited to his hostile behavior towards Beethoven, the outcast of the school, who has been abused by his father and is gay. In one scene, Beethoven is playing piano in a room, alone, when CB comes in and after a confrontation, CB kisses Beethoven. This leaves both characters confused. Marcy and Trisha are the popular, party girls who secretly drink during lunch. Trisha is the star of the duo and knows it. Marcy is her sidekick, who throws a party at her parents’ house. At the party, Matt continues to harass Beethoven until CB shocks everyone by kissing Beethoven in front of everyone. The following day, Matt finds Beethoven playing piano and physically attacks him. This caused Beethoven to commit suicide, leaving CB extremely distraught. The play ends with CB reading a letter from his pen pal.
My character, Marcy, is the sidekick to the alpha female, Trisha. She is smarter and less cold than Trisha. Marcy tries to get more attention to herself, rather than her competition, yet best friend. This is evident, especially, through her throwing a party at her parents’ house. Specifically in the scene “Spork”, there seems to be a power struggle between the two. While Trisha is very harsh and says horrible things about “fat...