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You’re a Gay Man, Charlie Brown: New Play recasts Peanuts Gang as Homosexuals
Federal Review ^ | January 14th, 2010

Posted on 01/14/2010 3:26:44 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

ITHACA, NY--Somewhere, the late great Charles Schulz is rolling over in his grave.

Schulz, the creator of the much-loved Peanuts comic strip (and a devout Christian), probably never envisioned a day when his characters would be appropriated for a “satirical story” about teenaged homosexuals.

But that’s exactly what happens in the new play, “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead," which the Ithaca Journal describes as “a satirical story that ... features characters from the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip gang in their volatile teenage years”

It all begins with CB, Charlie Brown, who contemplates the death of his loyal dog, Snoopy, who ate his bird pal, Woodstock. The angst CB feels sets him off on a journey of not only searching for the answers to where his beagle has gone now that he's dead, but who he, himself, is now that he can't escape the overwhelming grief he feels pervading his soul.

As CB struggles with his identity, some members of the gang display their colorful insecurities and harsh beliefs when he explores his first homosexual relationship with Beethoven (think Schroeder from the comic strip), who still hides behind his piano and the music he plays during his lunch hour.

Eliza VanCort, director of the Actor's Workshop, told the Ithaca Times that she found the play during a visit to New York City:
"I wanted material that I connected with personally and I wanted to produce thought-provoking art," she said. "This play explores issues that I care deeply about. What happens to the bullied child when he or she grows up? Why do we sometimes single out the 'other'? What makes people choose between running with the pack or breaking away? When I read this play, I simply loved it. It shines a light on all the messiness of life but offers hope that things can change for the better."

According to Wikipedia, the producers of play identify it as an unauthorized parody, claiming that this protects it from a lawsuit by Schulz’s estate.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: New York
KEYWORDS: blockhead; brown; charlie; charliebrown; cityofevil; confessions; culturwar; dog; fdrq; gay; god; homosexual; homosexualagenda; ithaca; moralabsolutes; napl; peanuts; rapingmychildhood; sees; sexualizingchildren; teenaged; thearts
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Good grief...Ithaca is the City of Evil.


1 posted on 01/14/2010 3:26:44 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; gaspar; NativeNewYorker; drjimmy; Atticus; John Valentine; TLBSHOW; ...

2 posted on 01/14/2010 3:29:06 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

“GOOD GRIEF”


3 posted on 01/14/2010 3:29:29 PM PST by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I’m hoping the Schultz Family has contacted their attorneys.


4 posted on 01/14/2010 3:29:58 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Guerilla Economist.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

City of EVIL bump.

What about Lucy is she lezbo now?
I always figured her for a butch.


5 posted on 01/14/2010 3:31:51 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Waverunner

To be honest, I always thought Peppermint Patty played for the other team...


6 posted on 01/14/2010 3:33:14 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: tet68

What about Peppermint Patty and Marcie?


7 posted on 01/14/2010 3:33:23 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: wally_bert

Ellen Degenerate and Sandra Berhardt


8 posted on 01/14/2010 3:35:24 PM PST by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: tet68; fieldmarshaldj

Charlie Brown would be Lucy’s totally whipped boyfriend.


9 posted on 01/14/2010 3:35:59 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I loathe these morons. Must EVERY aspect of everyday life be co-opted by these mentally ill perverts?


10 posted on 01/14/2010 3:36:11 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
....guess Peppermint Patty went straight?
11 posted on 01/14/2010 3:36:17 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
"I wanted material that I connected with personally and I wanted to produce thought-provoking art"

Lol..Apparently she ran out of ideas.
12 posted on 01/14/2010 3:36:49 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The play actually ran for quite a while here in NYC and has had some other regional productions...so Ithaca isn’t ground zero here...and it’s kind of a funny play.


13 posted on 01/14/2010 3:37:19 PM PST by cammie
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I thought that the Charles Schultz estate had strict controls over the use of the Peanuts Gang. That is why no new strips are being produced.

Did someone slip up here? Is it too late to sue and to have this disgrace withdrawn?


14 posted on 01/14/2010 3:37:25 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: rbosque

Sue them and get an injunction immediately.


15 posted on 01/14/2010 3:37:49 PM PST by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: wally_bert

Definitly, probably a lesbian cycle gang.


16 posted on 01/14/2010 3:40:20 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

And what about Snoopy?


17 posted on 01/14/2010 3:41:13 PM PST by 353FMG (Save the Planet -- Eliminate Socialism)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Self-ping.


18 posted on 01/14/2010 3:42:26 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (HALP UZ AL GOR. PLEEZ SEND GLOBUL WARMING.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I loathe these morons. Must EVERY aspect of everyday life be co-opted by these mentally ill perverts?

Because they fundamentally crave endless attention... "Look at me! Look at me!" They don't want acceptance, they want attention.

19 posted on 01/14/2010 3:43:36 PM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: NativeNewYorker
No, Peppermint Patty had a big crush on Charlie Brown -- she was 100 percent heterosexual female, just a tomboy!

I hope the Schultz family sues this theater operation and WINS. This is an insult and disrespectful to Charles Shultz, and the play's producers know it.

20 posted on 01/14/2010 3:43:53 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

The death spiral of our culture continues...


21 posted on 01/14/2010 3:44:32 PM PST by Mister Muggles (.Seattle: A city full of Liberal men with vaginas.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Corrosive corruption continues unabated.


22 posted on 01/14/2010 3:44:37 PM PST by Heartlander2
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
As someone who loved Peanuts as a kid and even as an adult, I find this just sick.
23 posted on 01/14/2010 3:46:27 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
You’re a Gay Man, Charlie Brown: New Play recasts Peanuts Gang as Homosexuals,

Can't his estate sue?

24 posted on 01/14/2010 3:49:23 PM PST by Charlespg
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
You’re a Gay Man, Charlie Brown: New Play recasts Peanuts Gang as Homosexuals,

Can't his estate sue?

25 posted on 01/14/2010 3:49:31 PM PST by Charlespg
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
You’re a Gay Man, Charlie Brown: New Play recasts Peanuts Gang as Homosexuals,

Can't his estate sue?

26 posted on 01/14/2010 3:49:34 PM PST by Charlespg
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Make a play about gays as strait.


27 posted on 01/14/2010 3:50:14 PM PST by MaxMax (Lets get a sense)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
this would be more interesting

NSFW foul language

28 posted on 01/14/2010 3:51:19 PM PST by 09Patriot (why take chances when you can stay in the middle?---The Fountainhead)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

ok, these idiots have crossed a line.

time for some turn-about:

‘re-envision’ the village people 10 years after their ‘fame’... let us watch as the black cop dies a slow and torturous death due to decades of a diseased lifestyle. show the cowboy being arrested for running a male prostitution ring from a georgetown brownstone. show the indian hang himself once its been found out that he was savagely raping and killing young boys. show the grisly crime scene after the sailor and biker killed each other due to long standing torrid affairs. and then show the construction worker getting beat to death in prison for using a gun as a sexual prop on a young teenage boy.

it’d be an ‘unauthorized parody’ so it should be ok.

we could also ‘re-envision’ shakes reno... having been caught yet again with under age female prostitutes, apologize to the American people for the disgusting lifestyle and immoral conduct unbecoming a former executive of the US government. followed shortly thereafter with a long walk off a short pier... broadcast live, of course.

wow... this ‘unauthorized parody’ stuff is really cool. you can say anything you want without worry, since its just a parody afterall


29 posted on 01/14/2010 3:55:13 PM PST by sten
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To: Mister Muggles

I gotta say, until people in this country strongly take action to take this country back and tell the truth boldly — lifting your voices higher, aggressively pushing back, praying, and standing for truth as it is found in Jesus — the slouching toward hell will continue unabated. No action, certain death in this country.


30 posted on 01/14/2010 3:56:48 PM PST by Heartlander2
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Good Grief! I hope the family of Charles Schulz sues them out of the theaters.


31 posted on 01/14/2010 3:57:15 PM PST by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: Shady

Absolutely.


32 posted on 01/14/2010 3:57:25 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Guerilla Economist.)
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To: cammie
...and it’s kind of a funny play.

Hitler loved dogs too.

33 posted on 01/14/2010 3:59:18 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: sten

Screw the Bag Fastards .... bunch of worthles dirtbags. Tired of giving them an ear when all they want is someone’s ass.

We have this mess because of mealy mouth, spineless polticos are afraid to stand up to them.

Same with the light skinnned, non ebonic negroe. He is what he is. Halfrican.


34 posted on 01/14/2010 4:01:20 PM PST by HiramQuick (work harder ... welfare recipients depend on you!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Truly.

Ithaca IS The City of Evil.

May the lawyers for the Schultz Estate have the power of the Viking Kitties, descend upon Ithaca, Ms. VanCort and the Actor's Workshop, leaving it all a smoking ruin.

35 posted on 01/14/2010 4:02:03 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I’m working on my ‘JFK: Child Molester’ script as we speak, it’ll have Che, Teddy Swimmer and FDR in it. It will be a sure fire hit.


36 posted on 01/14/2010 4:03:07 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards,com)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Apparentally.


37 posted on 01/14/2010 4:04:12 PM PST by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Must EVERY aspect of everyday life be co-opted by these mentally ill perverts?

Yes. Everything pure and innocent must be besmirched, trampled on and smeared with the manure of post-modern culture.

Otherwise, we, the proletariat, might have ideals. And standards.

Lord knows, they have none. Only a "political agenda".

38 posted on 01/14/2010 4:06:36 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I’m seeing law suit here from the Schultz family.


39 posted on 01/14/2010 4:06:46 PM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: maddog55; All

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_365838.html


40 posted on 01/14/2010 4:15:36 PM PST by Charlespg
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

They are not morons: they are savages, for whom the very concept of “value” must be annihilated to validate their desire for the instant gratification of every impulse and to take whatever they want but have not earned. Whatever is good, decent, honorable, rational and true must be crushed and denied legitimacy so that they may evade all responsibility and avoid reality.


41 posted on 01/14/2010 4:36:50 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Instead of getting upset at these perverts, I choose to honor Charles Schultz by remembering one my favorite Charlie Brown cartoons.

As Lucy looks out the window, she and Charlie Brown have the following conversation.

Lucy: Spring is coming.

Charlle Brown: He is?

Lucy: Not he is, it is.

Charlie Brown: It is what?

Lucy: It is coming.

Charlie Brown: What is coming?

Lucy: Spring is coming.

Charlie Brown: He is?

At this point Lucy loses it and starts chasing Charlie, who is smiling as he runs from her, saying: “Someday I’m going to drive that girl crazy.”


42 posted on 01/14/2010 4:44:17 PM PST by rwa265 (Christ my Cornerstone)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Wouldn’t there still be copyright laws that his heirs could use against this?


43 posted on 01/14/2010 4:48:49 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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44 posted on 01/14/2010 4:50:30 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

How can Shulz’s estate allow this????


45 posted on 01/14/2010 4:59:37 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Charles Schultz would be horrified (he was a Christian), not to mention these were cartoons for CHILDREN, not perverts!

Does anyone know if the Schulz estate can sue this group??


46 posted on 01/14/2010 5:01:52 PM PST by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I hope the Schutlz family sues the PEANUTS out of these twisted fools!


47 posted on 01/14/2010 5:05:35 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: 353FMG

According to the article, he ate his best friend Woodstock and then took a trip to the big doghouse in the sky.


48 posted on 01/14/2010 5:06:30 PM PST by constitutiongirl ("It's just another isolated...just another isolated incident")
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To: rwa265

Thinking about this post; and reading the script of your favorite “Peanuts” comic, seems to me that instead of Charlie Brown exploring homosexuality..if he were to have a future and “grow-up”, it seems much more likely he and Lucy would fall in love! Just a thought..


49 posted on 01/14/2010 5:06:57 PM PST by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: maddog55
And the fag "producers" will claim it is a parody and protected by the 1st Amendment. They will argue that it is poetic license and the "play" isn't even animated. Some liberal judge will buy off on it.
50 posted on 01/14/2010 5:42:56 PM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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