Dallas Premiere of Dog Sees God Opens Dec. 6

News   Dallas Premiere of Dog Sees God Opens Dec. 6 The Dallas-area premiere of Bert V. Royal's Dog Sees God, presented by the Inevitable Theatre Company, officially opens Dec. 6.

The cast for the dark comedy that explores the adolescence of the famed Peanuts characters includes James Chandler as CB, Chelsie Ashton as CB's Sister, Drew Wall as Van, Taylor Williams as Matt, Jared Brewer as Beethoven, Stephanie Stuart as Tricia, Natalie Young as Marcy and Lindsay Neinast as Van's Sister. The production continues through Dec. 22.

Inevitable Theatre Company producing artistic director Robert Neblett stages the production with a creative team including Justin Barisonek (scenic design), Jared Land (lighting design), Laurie Land (costume design), Paul McKenzie (properties), Maggie Belanger (stage manager), Austin Tindle (violence coordinator) and Robert Neblett (sound design).

On Dec. 13 the production will get a visit from Dog Sees God playwright Royal, as he joins members of the cast and creative team for a post-show discussion moderated by the Dallas chapter of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network).

Originally presented at the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival, Dog Sees God made a commercial Off-Broadway transfer with a cast of young celebrities, including Eddie Kaye Thomas ("American Pie," Smelling A Rat) as CB, America Ferrara ("Ugly Betty," "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") as CB's Sister, Keith Nobbs ("Phone Booth," Romance) as Van, Eliza Dushku ("Bring It On," "Tru Calling") as Van's Sister, Ian Somerhalder ("Lost," "Rules of Attraction") as Matt, Kelli Garner ("The Aviator," "Thumbsucker") as Tricia, Ari Graynor (The Little Dog Laughed, Brooklyn Boy, "Mystic River") as Marcy and Logan Marshall-Green ("The O.C.," The Distance From Here) as Beethoven.

Royal is a GLAAD Media Award winner for Dog Sees God, which also won the Excellence Award for Best Overall Production for its 2004 world premiere at the New York International Fringe Festival. He is currently adapting Dog Sees God for the big screen. Tickets for the Inevitable Theatre Company production of Dog Sees God are available by calling (972) 215-8059 or by visiting www.inevitabletheatre.org.

The Inevitable Theatre Company performs at the Bath House Cultural Center, located at 521 E. Lawther Drive in Dallas, TX.