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Department of Theatre presents:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
By Simon Stephens

February 16, 17, 23, 24, 2023 | 7:30 p.m. 
February 18 & 25, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. 
Directed by Sokratis Alafouzos

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

Recomended for ages 11 and older. Production contains use of foul language, some moments of sensory intensity, strobe lighting, smoke, haze effects, high-intensity videos, and some scenes that people may find distressing. 

This production contains references to or staging of:

  • Violent behavior
  • Domestic violence
  • Self-injury
  • Meltdowns
  • Sensory overload
  • Descrimination against people with autism

Friday February 24th's performance will feature a 20 minute talkback after the performance.


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