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New theater company in Allen Park opens inaugural production June 17

Preview June 10, 2016 Encore Staff

Outvisible Theatre Company will present its inaugural show Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, by Bery V. Royal.  The production dates are June 17 to June 26 at Arts Detroit, 18614 Ecorse Road, Allen Park.

When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that’s both haunting and hopeful.

The production is directed by Adriane Galea of Allen Park. The cast includes Bradley Hamilton of Lathrup Village, Ethan Kankula of Wyandotte, Kate Martinez of Detroit, Allison Megroet of Berkeley, Billy Eric Robinson of Auburn Hills, Charlotte Sarnacki of Wyandotte, Britney Spindler of Auburn Hills and Mike Suchyta of Dearborn.

There will be a post-show talkback discussion, Saturday, June 25. Join members of OTC’s artistic staff and cast of the show to discuss the play, playwright, and play’s themes.

Tickets are $20.99, with a $5.00 discount for seniors, students, and Encore e-Casting members available. Mature content; 16 and under must have parent purchase ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at outvisibletheatre.com in advance, by calling (313) 427-2490, or emailing tickets@outvisibletheatre.com.

Photo by Adriane Galea.

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