The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Playhouse 2000
Dec. 03 - Dec. 04
At exactly 7 minutes after midnight, 15-year-old Christopher, a young man with an extraordinary brain but impaired social skills, is found standing next to his neighbor’s dead dog. Despite having never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered the dog.
His detective work takes him on a thrilling journey that turns his world upside down.
The Curious Incident… explores questions that surround those who are “neurodivergent” in a profoundly moving play about adolescence, fractured families, mathematics, colors and lights.
Winner: “Tony” Award for Best Play 2015
Winner: Olivier Award for Best New Play 2013
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens.
Auditions for the 2024 Playhouse NOW production, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, will be Sunday, December 3 at 2:30 pm and Monday, December 4 at 6:30 pm - you only need to attend one session.
Auditions Sunday, December 3 at 2:30 pm and Monday, December 4 at 6:30 pm in the Werlein Annex Studio. No preparation necessary – be prepared to read from the script and play some theater games.
Christopher (plays 15) – a neurodivergent teenager who is highly intelligent but struggles with sensory overload and has difficulties with social situations and interactions – probably autistic though he is never referred to as such
Siobhan (plays 30s) – Christopher’s supportive, loving teacher
Ed (plays 40s) – Christopher’s father, well meaning but prone to be conflicted, sad, and secretive
Judy (plays 40s) – Christopher’s mom, absent most of Christopher’s life, loves him but struggles to cope
6 additional actors playing multiple roles:
- Voice One, Mrs. Shears, Mrs. Gascoyne, Woman on Train, Shopkeeper
- Voice Two, Roger (Mr. Shears), Duty Sergeant, Mr. Wise, Man Behind Counter, Drunk One
- Voice Three, Policeman, Mr. Thompson, Drunk Two, Mans with Socks, London Policeman
- Voice Four, Reverend Peters, Uncle Terry, Station Policeman, Station Guard
- Voice Five, No.40, Lady in Street, Information, Punk Girl
- Voice Six, Mrs. Alexander, Posh Woman
PLEASE NOTE – this show will require a lot of physical work from the actors – need to be able to lift and carry heavy objects and do limited movement choreography. All actors are onstage during the entire show with a few exceptions.