(Cast of Dog Sees God…; Photo Credit: Fresno Beehive)
Miguel A. Gastelum has brought Bert V. Royal’s piece, Dog Sees God.. to Fresno audiences. After seeing this Charlie Brown: “High School” edition piece, I realized that probably about 80% of audiences that will see this show will be the choir that this show is preaching too. The issues it deals with are not all that shocking, but more just another person’s story. However, the layer below that is that this is a shocking reminder that ignorance, struggles, and issues such as bullying, discrimination, insulting, eating disorders, suicide, coming out, etc. are still extremely prevalent, and very much a reality to those who aren’t “normal theatre folk’. Gastelum and cast have done a terrific job treating Royal’s script with the respect and roller coaster of emotional intensity that it is packed with.