ALTOONA – A performance of Dog Sees God will take place Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. The play is under the direction of Shane Sedlemyer for his senior capstone in integrative arts. Dog Sees God contains material not suitable for children and parental discretion is advised.
Sedlemyer is a senior integrative arts major from Nicktown. Always a lover of the arts and pop culture, he has been performing, writing, and entertaining since 10 years old. He will graduate in December and plans to pursue a Master’s degree in directing or dramatic writing.
Sedlemyer’s objective as a director and writer is to take difficult and real situations and make them approachable and entertaining to watch. He states, “Dog Sees God takes one of the most popular and cherished works of pop culture, the Peanuts franchise, and takes it to a darker place. Peanuts has always been about posing philosophical questions and teaching lessons through a loveable boy with his dog and friends. Dog Sees God maintains the charm of the source material while diving into the more modern pressing topics such as sexuality and drug use, as well as age old questions.”
Free tickets and information regarding Dog Sees God are available at the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Thursday and before and during all performances. For further information, call 814-949-5452 or visit the Penn State Altoona Web site at www.altoona.psu.edu.