The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
based on the novel by Mark Haddon
adapted by Simon Stephens
directed by Ellen Fenster
September 13 - October 13
Wed. - Sat. @ 7:30pm, Sun. @ 2:00pm
Added matinees Wed. Sept. 25th, Sat. Oct. 5th & Sat. Oct. 12th @ 2:00pm
ASL Performance Sunday, Sept. 22 @ 2:00pm
Wed. & Thurs. $26 | Fri. & Sat. $30 | Sat. & Sun. matinees $28
Students, seniors 65 & up and groups of 10 or more receive $3 off these prices
Fifteen-year-old mathematical genius Christopher has never ventured alone beyond the edge of his road. He detests being touched, can’t stand small talk, and the slightest disruption of his ritualized world sends him into an earth-shattering tantrum. It’s 7 minutes past midnight and the neighbor’s dog is dead. Finding himself a suspect, he takes it upon himself to solve the mystery, embarking on a thrilling journey that upturns his world. Intense, hopeful, and profoundly moving, Curious Incident has been hailed a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle. Winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Play!
This play contains the use of strong language, mostly in the beginning, when Christopher discovers the neighbor’s dog has been killed. This play is based on a novel that is often taught in high schools. We recommend this play for teenagers and adults. If you would like more specifics, please visit our content advisory page or call our box office.
Ellen Fenster | Director
Arina Slobodianik | Scenic Designer
Courtney Schmitz | Lighting Designer
Peter Morrow | Sound Designer
Ash Kaun | Costume Designer
Josie Everett | Props Master/Assistant Scenic Designer
Matt Gilbertson | Tech Director
Brianna Regan | Stage Manager
Mathilda Elrod | Assistant Stage Manager
Foster Johns | Dialect Coach
Emmet Kowler | Projection Designer
*Member of Actor’s Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
THOUGHTS TO CONSIDER: The character of Christopher in both the book and the play has often been labeled “autistic” and many audiences have described this play as being about a person with autism. And while we want to acknowledge that possibility, we also recognize that no two people with autism are the same, and therefore, with this production, we are not seeking to fully illustrate what being an autistic person may look like. It is our goal to present the character of Christopher as authentically as possible, as a person with challenges (like every human) who has to work hard to overcome those challenges. Both the author of the novel and the author of this play do not label Christopher as a boy with “autism,” but rather, a uniquely brilliant and fascinating individual who moves through the world in his own distinct way. Mark Haddon says, “If anything it’s a novel about difference, about being an outsider, about seeing the world in a surprising and revealing way. It’s as much a novel about us as it is about Christopher.” (To learn more, visit Mark Haddon’s blog post HERE.)
We also want to acknowledge that some audience members may identify Christopher as being an autistic person, and it is our hope that we portray his story as respectfully and authentically as possible.
And so, we bring you, quite simply, a boy. A boy whose entire life journey is much more fascinating than what he may or may not have been born with. We hope you will join us on this adventure, and that Christopher’s story will touch your heart as much as it has touched ours.
For more information on the story, please read this informative AUDIENCE GUIDE put together by the Village Theater.
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