“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a play that works on every level — crowd-pleasing, eye-opening, life-affirming and unmissable." Time Magazine.
“One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway. Be prepared to have all your emotional and sensory buttons pushed, including a few you may have not known existed.” The New York Times
(Charleston, SC) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, one of the most acclaimed plays in years — winner of seven Olivier and three Tony Awards, including Best Play Awards in both London and New York has its Charleston premiere at the Historic Dock Street Theatre, when Charleston Stage’s production opens February 6, 2019.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time opens with fifteen-year-old Christopher standing beside the body of Wellington, his neighbor, Mrs. Shear’s dog. With a garden fork sticking out of Wellington’s lifeless body, it is clear someone has murdered Wellington. It’s seven minutes after midnight, a policeman arrives and finds Christopher standing beside Wellington and Christopher is immediately under suspicion. Knowing that he is innocent, Christopher sets out to solve the mystery of who killed Wellington, noting each clue in his precious notebook. Though Christopher has an extraordinary and brilliant mind—he’s clever, witty, nerdy, and a remarkable math whiz, it is clear that Christopher’s somewhere on the autistic/Asperger’s spectrum. So bright in so many ways, Christopher is nevertheless, completely ill-equipped to face the people and situations he encounters in everyday life. As he undertakes his investigation of Wellington’s murder, his interpersonal encounters and interrogations test him to the limit. But in the end, his bravery and tenacity takes him on a journey that will change his life forever.
“When I saw this amazing show on Broadway some years ago, I couldn’t wait to bring this dazzling and imaginative production to the Dock Street stage,” says Charleston Stage Founder and the play’s director, Julian Wiles. “Plays this remarkable are few and far between. And few plays allow us to peer into the inter-workings of another person’s mind—and in this case, to peer into the extraordinary mind of 15-year-old Christopher Boone. For two hours audiences get to slip into someone else skin and see the world from a different and often surprising perspective. It is no surprise that Curious Incident became the longest running play on Broadway in the last ten years.”
This Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens is adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel and directed by Julian Wiles.
The cast includes 16-year-old Jacob Feight, a member of Charleston Stage’s TheatreWings High School Apprentice Program and who appeared to great acclaim in last year’s production of Helium. He is joined by six members of Charleston Stage’s Resident Professional Acting Company: Patrick Brett, Sergio De La Espriella, Haley Denton-Hughes, Mary Kate Foley, Brian Nabors, and Colin Waters, as well as, three members of Charleston Stage’s Resident Acting Ensemble, Letty Clay, Rylee Coppel, and Andrea Rausch.
Relaxed Performance (Sensory-Friendly)
There is a relaxed performance (sensory-friendly) of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3pm. For more details on relaxed performances, please click here.
February 6th: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Presented by Charleston Stage at Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church Street; A Play by Simon Stephens; Based On the Novel by Mark Haddon; Direction by Julian Wiles; Associate Sponsors: Hewitt Family Fund of Coastal Community Foundation of SC / Southern Lumber and Millwork Corp. Receiving rave reviews in both London and New York, Curious Incident received a record breaking 7 Olivier awards in London, 5 Tony Awards in New York, and became the longest running play on Broadway in over a decade. Curious Incident tells the story of 15-year-old Christopher Boone, who having been accused of killing a neighbor’s dog named Wellington, sets out to find the real culprit. Though he possesses a brilliant mind and is a marvel at math, Christopher is ill equipped to interact with others. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and distrusts strangers. Overcoming his fears, he sets out on a remarkable detective journey that will upturn his world and the world around him. Feb. 6, Feb. 8-9, Feb. 14-16, Feb. 21-23 at 7:30pm and Feb. 9*, 17 and 24 at 3:00pm. *The Feb. 9 performances at 3pm is a relaxed performance (sensory-friendly). For more details on relaxed performances, please click here. Prices: $33.75 - $66.75 for Adults, $31.75 - $66.75 for Seniors (60+) and $28.75 - $66.75 for Students (Ages 3-25) and Active Military. Tickets available online 24/7 at www.charlestonstage.com. Tickets by phone available Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm (Also open Sa 1pm-5pm show weeks only) by calling (843) 577-7183.