PULLMAN, Wash. – Performance of a dark comedy about teens growing up and finding their identities will be accompanied by a free “Find an Identity” Fair at Washington State University.
The student theater group STAGE will present “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” by Bert V. Royal at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in Daggy Hall’s Wadleigh Theatre. General admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets may be reserved at stagetickets@hotmail.com or purchased by check or cash at the door.
Content includes sex, drugs and violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
Representatives from various WSU student support groups will participate in the “Find an Identity” Fair 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in the CUB junior ballroom. It will include a free preview of “Dog Sees God” and a discussion about issues addressed in the play. Refreshments will be provided.
Directed by senior theater and psychology major Kelsey Kinzer (Redmond, Wash.), the play examines how CB, played by junior English major Jon Rice (Vancouver, Wash.), deals with the death of his childhood dog.
Financial support for the performance is provided by the Visual, Performing and Literary Arts Committee, WSU Student Involvement and the Cougar Parents Association.
Cast members include: senior fine arts major Dani Dodge (Kirkland, Wash.) as CB’s sister, senior communications major Patrick A. Harris (Vancouver, Wash.) as Van, junior political science major Matthew Kenyon (Marysville, Wash.) as Matt, senior theater and communications major Rochelle Anderson (Spokane, Wash.) as Tricia, freshman communications major Clarice Cohn (Bellingham, Wash.) as Marcy, freshman pre-med major Ross Alexander (Anchorage, Alaska) as Beethoven, and University of Idaho alumna Kylie Montee (Moscow, Idaho) as Van’s sister.
Set design is by senior political science major Nate Patterson (Dayton, Ohio). Sound design is by freshman civil engineering major Sara Netter (Spanaway, Wash.). Lighting design is by senior theater and pre-med major Malinda Childers (Benton City, Wash.). Costume design is by senior theater major Arielle Lien (Sammamish, Wash.).
Additional technical crew includes: senior theater major Nick Fitzgerald (Auburn, Wash.) as assistant director, junior psychology major Katie Stull (Snohomish, Wash.) as stage manager, freshman French major Carter Beach (Nashville, Tenn.) as assistant stage manager, and senior communications major Tyler Ostby (Kennewick, Wash.) and senior theater and communications major Kelly Anderson (Kennewick, Wash.) as props masters.