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.
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