Auditions for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

  • by Simon Stephens (Mentor/Apprentice)
  • Directed by Bryan Close
  • Produced by Sarah Cain

Audition Dates: Sunday, November 4 and Monday, November 5, 7pm-10pm

  • Callbacks: Wednesday, November 7
  • Rehearsals Begin: Sunday, November 11
  • Performance Dates: Friday, February 1 – Sunday, February 17

Description: 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.

Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. “This adaptation by the acclaimed playwright Simon Stephens is intensely, innately theatrical; it is also funny and extremely moving…resonates with quality.” —Telegraph (London). “…just terrific…a profoundly moving play about adolescence, fractured families, mathematics, colours and lights…dazzling.” —Independent (London). “A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.” —Evening Standard (London).

Cast Breakdown: 1 Male Teen, 5 Females, 4 Males (Actors will play multiple roles of multiple ages)

Christopher: The narrator and protagonist of the novel – Teen Male

Siobhan: Christopher’s primary teacher at school – Female

Ed: Single father of Christopher – Male

Judy: Christopher’s mother – Female

Mrs. Shears (and others): A neighbor of the Boones’s – Female

Roger Shears (and others): Estranged husband of Eileen Shears – Male

Policeman (and others) – Male

Rev. Peters (and others) – Male

Mrs. Alexander (and others) – Female

No. 40/Voice 5 (and others) – Female

For more information and/or to sign up for an audition time email volunteer@livearts.org