7711 South Main Street (700 West)
Midvale, Utah 84047
DOG SEES GOD
Described as an “unauthorized parody,” this daring and at times shocking play takes characters from the popular comic strip Peanuts and turns them into teenagers dealing with drug abuse, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, sex and sexual identity.
When CB’s dog dies from rabies, he begins to question the existence of an afterlife. A chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of his group’s bullying, offers CB peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that pushes teen angst to the very limits.
Dog Sees God was one of the breakout hits of the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival, winning the Excellence Award for Best Overall Production, as well as Theatermania’s Play Award of 2004, the GLAAD Media Award for Best Off-Off-Broadway production, Broadway.com’s 2006 Audience Award for Favorite Off-Broadway Production and the 2006 HX Award for Best Play.
(Charlie Brown) CB is attractive, popular, and chill. He’s just lost his dog, and due to this, he begins pondering what happens when one dies.
(Sally) CB’s Sister is struggling to find her own identity and she tends to gravitate towards certain “stereotypes.” She has lost a lot of respect for her brother in recent years, but towards the end of the play, she realizes he’s the same old Charlie.
(Pigpen) Matt is loud, popular, and a guy’s guy. He is rather obnoxious, but very attractive. He & CB are close friends. Matt used to be quite the dirtball as a kid, but now has extreme OCD about germs. He is also extremely homophobic.
(Shroeder) He is shy, quiet and extremely talented. Once close friends with the rest of the group, he is now an outcast.
G. MORGAN WALTON
(Linus) The philosopher of the group since childhood, Van is a stoner. He has lots of views of the world, and is CB’s best friend.
(Peppermint Patty) She is bossy and a crazy party girl. She’s very popular and extremely mean.
(Marcy) Tricia’s best friend and a follower. She’s a mean party girl, mostly because Tricia is.
(Lucy) She’s CB’s put-on-hold girlfriend, put-on-hold due to the fact that she’s been institutionalized for setting Little Red Haired Girl’s hair on fire. She’s bossy & independent, and a true friend to CB.
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This is Aidan’s first show with Silver Summit Theatre Co. She is so excited to be a part of their mission of producing thought provoking shows. Having just graduated from Judge Memorial High School, Aidanhas played such roles there as Mrs. Macafee in Bye Bye Birdie, Lady Bountiful in The Beaux Stratagem, Lucy in Sweeney Todd, and Maggie Cutler in The Man Who Came to Dinner. She would like to thank Darin Hathaway for teaching her more about theatre and life than he will ever know. She would also like to thank Michele Rideout for giving her the opportunity to challenge herself and the cast and crew for welcoming her into their wonderfully diverse and talented family.
Frank Castro has been performing professionally and locally for over thirteen years. Moving to the state seven years ago, he’s proud to call Utah his home. Some of his favorite roles include LeFou in Disneys Beauty and the Beast, Armand St. Just in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Frankincense in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Aladdin in Disney’s Fantasmic! He has also had the chance to work many great companies and theaters over the years including Disney, Dana Morisse Productions, and Utah’s own Sandy Amphitheater. He’d like to thank his parents and family for always being there to support him over the years. Enjoy the show.
Carson Kohler will be a sophomore in the University of Utah Actor’s Training Program this fall. Past shows include Kate in Dancing at Lughnasa, Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest, which she won Best Supporting Actress for, as well as Angela in Viral: the Musical! which debuted in Edinburgh, Scotland at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest theatre festival. Last summer she was also a part of making a mock film trailer for The Forest of Hands and Teeth directed by Kim Shelby. Carson is ecstatic to be a part of her first outside of school production and would like to thank her family for always supporting her, her roommates for the late night line sessions, her professors for all they have taught her so far, and everyone in her ATP family for their love and support, especially the ATP class of 2016.
Johnny Hebda is an award winning actor and director. He has acted in or directed more than 75 productions since a young child on both stage and screen. He received a BFA in Music Dance Theatre from BYU, and both an AA and AS in Musical Theatre and Acting from the Florida School of the Arts Acting Conservatory. Currently he is completing a Master’s Degree in Directing from Roosevelt University. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the founder and artistic director of the Utah Repertory Theater Company. He is actively involved in the Utah theater community as a producer, director, music director, actor and reviewer.
A few favorite roles Johnny has played include: Romeo in Terrence Mann’s musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, Mozart in Amadeus, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Applegate in Damn Yankees, Myles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Glenn Cooper in Rumors, Edward Lyons in Blood Brothers, and Matt in The Fantasticks. Favorite directing projects include: Parade (BYU), The Little Shop of Horrors (Fl. Arts), and most recently the Utah Premiere of Side Show (Utah Rep).
Upcoming projects include: directing and producing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel (Utah Rep) and performing the title role of Clyde Barrow in the Utah premiere of Frank Wildhorne’s Bonnie and Clyde (Utah Rep).
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Ali is proud to be making her debut with Silver Summit Theatre Company in this powerful, relevant production. She is a recent graduate of the Theatre Arts Administration Program at Westminster College, where she helped create and performed in an original verbatim theatre piece entitled, “Speaking Your Piece: A Mosaic of Survival.”
Professional credits include The Page to Stage Festival with Wasatch Theatre Company. Collegiate credits include Almost, Maine (Ronda), Rumors (Claire), Victor Victoria (Madame Roget), The Spitfire Grill (Hannah), Macbeth (Gentlewoman), A Chorus of Disapproval (Bridget). Thank you to her family of choice for the constant support.
G. Morgan Walton: has been in and around the theater community since he was 5 years old. HE was last seen in Unipac’s Taming of the Shrew as Grumio, he has been playing with ATG Theater, Wasatch Theater and Poison Ivy Murder Mystery for the last few years.
“The Friends/Family that you make in theater can shape and mold you in ways personally that you never knew possible.
Bryce kamryn is thrilled to be playing beethoven in his first production with Silver Summit theater company. He has performed in this space previously as Francis Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and in Sweeney Todd. He is honored to be working with so many talented people! He hopes you enjoy the show!
Alexa has previously been seen as the sword-fighting, boy crazy MIRANDA in Knight for a Day, THE SNOW QUEEN in Young Santa and the Winter Solstice, and was the voice of THE GIANTESS in Into The Woods. She also played the role of ABBY FOLGER in the film “Social Anxiety”. Alexa has a passion for acting and hopes to pursue a career in stage and film.
On playing VAN’S SISTER: “I’m glad to have the opportunity to play a complex and challenging character like this. I see Van’s Sister as more of a tender soul hiding behind a rough exterior. Her bossiness and sharp tongue are really just a defense mechanism. I don’t believe she really is crazy, either. She’s a victim of her feelings, which she’s worked so hard to keep under control. I think she’s just like so many of us are…misunderstood.”
Alexa says she can’t wait for this show to open because she knows it will speak to people about some very timely social issues that demand our attention, in ways that other bodies of work can’t. She has enjoyed the process of “becoming” and hopes that you enjoy watching this amazing show.
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Described as an “unauthorized parody,” this daring and at times shocking play takes characters from the popular comic strip Peanuts and turns them into teenagers dealing with drug abuse, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, sex and sexual identity. When CB’s dog dies from rabies, he begins to question the existence of an afterlife. A chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of his group’s bullying, offers CB peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that pushes teen angst to the very limits. Dog Sees God was one of the breakout hits of the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival, winning the Excellence Award for Best Overall Production, as well as Theatermania’s Play Award of 2004, the GLAAD Media Award for Best Off-Off-Broadway production, Broadway.com’s 2006 Audience Award for Favorite Off-Broadway Production and the 2006 HX Award for Best Play.
Thanks to the generosity of many, our crowdsource fundraising project through Kickstarter has been a great success. We would like to thank all of sponsors for making it possible to bring the best possible production to the stage and for making this dream a reality. We look forward to seeing you all at our premier production of Screwtape adapted for the stage by James Forsyth and based on the novel The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis later this month. Read More!
Based on the book The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis and adapted for the stage by James Forsyth, Screwtape is an edgy, devilish dramatic contest with high-level meaning, thrashed out on stage with brilliant low-level comedy and wicked wit.
Directed by Michele Rideout
Performing at Midvale Main Street Theatre
7711 S. Main St. (700 W.) Midvale Utah
November 29, 2012 through December 2, 2012