The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
A spectacular, atypical mystery.
Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Play!
This Broadway smash hit takes you inside the mind of Christopher, an exceptionally intelligent 15-year-old boy on the autism spectrum. Now, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion of killing his neighbor’s dog, Wellington, with a garden fork. Determined to find the true culprit, Christopher carefully records each fact of the crime. Ultimately, his detective work takes him on a deeply personal quest that upturns his world.
“Dazzling, pulse-pounding and remarkable.”
- Time Out New York
Sensory-friendly PerformanceMarch 31, 2020, 7:30 p.m. – We are pleased to offer a special sensory-friendly performance, designed to be enjoyable by all, but with some changes for those who are on the autism spectrum or have sensory issues. We will alter the theater environment to provide a safe, friendly, and comfortable zone, where patrons are invited to make sounds, enter and exit as needed, and enjoy the show with their family and community.
Join us for March First Thursday with live music, gallery openings, and an artist reception. Featuring singer/songwriter Jessica Manolo, live-looping multi-instrumentalist Jermaine, a new art exhibits inspired by The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time featuring artists on the autism spectrum, a Refutees pop-up shop inspired by 9 Parts of Desire, and textile art by Alyssarhaye Graciano of BlackSheepMade. Featuring complimentary beer from Deschutes Brewery!Learn More
Join us for a pre-show music performance featuring the Portland-based, PHAME Academy iPad Ensemble as they present a compelling concert of pop and rock music combined with spontaneous electronic compositions.Learn More
Please join us for a 30-minute post-show discussion for Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time with Jenny Stadler, Executive Director of PHAME Academy and Chandra Glaeseman, Assistant Director, Portland Art and Learning Studios (Albertina Kerr) in conversation with moderator Chrissy McNair, Neurodiversity Consultant.Learn More
Join us for pre-show panel discussion for Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in conversation on nuero-diversity and inclusion in the performing arts, presented in partnership with PHAME Academy.Learn More
Please join us for a 30-minute post-show discussion for Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time with Rob Smith, Director of Community Engagement (PHAME Academy) Malcolm Hecht, Gallerist, Portland Art and Learning Studios (Albertina Kerr) and Alicia DeLashmutt, Founder of Our Home, in conversation with moderator Chrissy McNair, Neurodiversity Consultant.Learn More
Acclaim for the Kansas City Repertory Theatre production
(directed by Marissa Wolf)
“Curious is hilarious, intense, bittersweet, and triumphantly successful at bringing the world of one character to the hearts of his audience, and offering us the chance to invoke empathy for all who are differently-abled." - PerformInk
“An impressive piece of work from director Marissa Wolf and a potent design team. … Played by Jamie Sanders, a young New York actor, Christopher is variously endearing, sympathetic, exasperating and awe-inspiring.” - KCStudio
“Sanders is an ideal Christopher, capturing the character’s literal thinking patterns and social anxieties without making his speeches stilted or overly earnest. More crucially, his performance is mature. Curious Incident has the structure of a coming-of-age tale, and Sanders has a firm grasp on how the general challenges of adolescence might become particular for someone like Christopher. …Wolf and Sanders keep the action big-hearted and unprecious.” - The Pitch
“Outstanding acting, beautiful light schemes, a stunning set on a carousel, set pieces elevating from trap doors–all contribute to the effect of the play. Add to that great sound, costumes and movement and the play creates a modernistic texture that holds the piece tightly together.” - KC Applauds
“A brilliant gem of many facets … Marissa Wolf’s direction brings poignant compassion to playwright Stephens’ slightly cockeyed – in the best sense – plot and storyline … Sanders’ Christopher is by turns unnerving, brilliant, naive and savvy.” - FrankieSez
National & International Acclaim
“A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.” – Evening Standard
“This adaptation by the acclaimed playwright Simon Stephens is intensely, innately theatrical; it is also funny and extremely moving … resonates with quality.” – Telegraph
“Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Play, Curious Incident risked being overhyped but instead is every bit as good as its acclaim indicates. Smart, original and brimming with humanity.” - Hollywood Reporter