The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
“Ever since I saw The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Broadway, I wanted someday for Market House Theatre to do the show.” - Artistic Director Michael Cochran Based on the best selling book by Mark Haddon and adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is funny, thought-provoking, and allows audiences to see the world through the mind of a 15-year-old boy, Christopher, who is on the autism spectrum. Christopher is a math genius with an amazing memory but cannot deal with multiple layers of reality, interpersonal relationships, or metaphorical language. Playing the lead role of Christopher is Danny Preklas who appeared in Junie B Jones the Musical, JR., and is making his Signature Series debut. The play opens to a dead dog on its side with a garden pitchfork sticking out of it. Christopher sets out on a detective journey to find out who killed the neighbors dog. This adventure leads him to engage with the world around him and, in the process, gives audience members a glimpse into how the world appears to this young man. Helping us with this theatrical journey is the character of Siobhan (pronounced Shiv-on). She is Christopher’s teacher and, sometimes, his thought translator for the audience. Playing Siobhan is Paris Jones who last appeared in Sweat. Christopher cannot stand to be touched without being overwhelmed; the only way his father Ed, played by Tony Kitchen, can express physical affection is by momentarily touching Christopher’s fingertips to his own. His mother Judy, played by Kacey Darling, lives in the city and eventually becomes invested in Christopher's journey. A large group of ensemble actors including Isaac Galliher, Miranda Bliss, Stacy Wyatt, Christopher Burnett, Jalen Harris, and Gracie Craft round out the other characters and often help provide the scenery and the action in theatrical ways. Scenic and Lighting Designer Tom Hansen has carved out a basic playing space that works for Christopher’s mathematic linear mind. The production team includes Costume Designer Angela Hoerner, Assistant Designer Jennifer Miller, Production Manager Bryan Chapman, and Master Carpenter Jim Keeney. Michael Cochran is directing with Alexia Hines as the Stage Manager.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is an add-on show option for the Signature Series. This play contains some coarse language and some mature situations so audience discretion is advised. This is not a play for audience members who are on the autism spectrum.
November 7, 8, 9, 10
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 7:30 PM
Sunday matinee: 2:30 PM
Adults starting at $22
Students starting at $14
A- contains some mature subject matter
L- contains some coarse language