Skip to comments.You’re a Gay Man, Charlie Brown: New Play recasts Peanuts Gang as Homosexuals
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 thats 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.Eliza VanCort, director of the Actor's Workshop, told the Ithaca Times that she found the play during a visit to New York City:
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.
"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 Schulzs estate.
I’m hoping the Schultz Family has contacted their attorneys.
City of EVIL bump.
What about Lucy is she lezbo now?
I always figured her for a butch.
To be honest, I always thought Peppermint Patty played for the other team...
What about Peppermint Patty and Marcie?
Ellen Degenerate and Sandra Berhardt
Charlie Brown would be Lucy’s totally whipped boyfriend.
I loathe these morons. Must EVERY aspect of everyday life be co-opted by these mentally ill perverts?
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.
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?
Sue them and get an injunction immediately.
Definitly, probably a lesbian cycle gang.
And what about Snoopy?
Because they fundamentally crave endless attention... "Look at me! Look at me!" They don't want acceptance, they want attention.
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.
The death spiral of our culture continues...
Corrosive corruption continues unabated.
Can't his estate sue?
Can't his estate sue?
Can't his estate sue?
Make a play about gays as strait.
NSFW foul language
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
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.
Good Grief! I hope the family of Charles Schulz sues them out of the theaters.
Hitler loved dogs too.
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.
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.
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.
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".
I’m seeing law suit here from the Schultz family.
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.
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.”
Wouldn’t there still be copyright laws that his heirs could use against this?
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How can Shulz’s estate allow this????
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??
I hope the Schutlz family sues the PEANUTS out of these twisted fools!
According to the article, he ate his best friend Woodstock and then took a trip to the big doghouse in the sky.
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..
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