WEST BARNSTABLE, MA — The Tilden Arts Center at Cape Cod Community College will present “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” based on the novel by Mark Haddon, as adapted by Simon Stephens as part of the College’s “One College One Book” program. Evening performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on April 4, 5, 6; 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20. Matinees will be offered at 2 p.m. on April 6, 13 and 20. All performances will be held in the Black Box Studio Theatre of the Tilden Arts Center.
Melinda Gallant, who recently directed “Over the River and Through the Woods,” and produces “Cape Conversations,” for Sandwich Public Television, will serve as the show’s director. “I’m honored to accept the challenge of bringing this vibrant story to life; this play will change your perspective,” Gallant said, “not only toward others, but toward yourself.”
Winner of seven 2013 Olivier Awards and five 2015 Tony Awards®, including Best Play, “Curious” follows the story of Christopher, a 15 year old boy with 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. When he discovers his neighbor's dog, Wellington, dead, he embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. His detective work, and the effort to clear himself of suspicion, is forbidden by his father, yet it takes him on an adventure that transforms his world.
The cast features CCCC student Andrew Gates in the role of Christopher, along with Rick Martin (Ed), Janet Moore (Judy), Cathy Ode (Siobhan) as well as Michael Ernst, Beverley Carlson, Charlotte Green, Mary Rice, Daniel Svirsky and Daniel Wehncke who play the myriad characters Christopher encounters on his journey.
The production contains some strong language, as in the novel, high intensity video, light and sound effects. Details regarding sensory-friendly performances will be available by contacting the Box Office.
Tickets are $25 for General Admission, $20 for Seniors & Military personnel, and $15 for CCCC faculty & staff. All students with a valid student ID are eligible for free admission, but reservations are strongly suggested as seating is limited. Tickets may be reserved and/or purchased by calling the Tilden Arts Center Box Office at 508.375.4044 or by visiting TildenArtsCenter.Eventbrite.com.