Walnut Hills High School Theatre Department Creates a New World in Imaginative Production of Simon Stephens’ THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

WHhs_Curious Press-35“Do you know who killed Wellington?”

A dog, a gardening fork, and a family secret. How are these three things connected? Discover the mystery and join us this November for this organic and inventive production of the Simon Stephens’s deeply moving drama. The Curious Incident  of the Dog in the Night-Time presents the novel of a young Christopher Boone, a student and amateur detective with a developmental disability living with his father in Swindon, England. Christopher, upon discovering the death of his neighbor’s dog, decides to uncover the truth about the incident and detail his discoveries in a book. Going against his father’s wishes in the search for answers, what secrets will he find in his search? This minimalistic and innovative production will immerse you thoroughly in Christopher’s world through the use of stylistic staging and unconventional technical elements. The cast and crew highlight the complexities of personal relationships and the confusion  that comes with navigating our contemporary world with nuance and beauty. Delving into themes of bravery, empathy, and the importance of human connection; you will not want to miss this chance to see the world through a new perspective.

Runs Thursday, November 7, Friday, November 8, and Saturday November 9 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 pm

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for staff and students

WHhs_Curious Press-37Show Synopsis:
15 year old Christopher Boone, who is on the autism spectrum, lives with his father in Swindon. He excels in math and loves school with Siobhan, but not everything is fun and games. He finds his neighbor’s dog Wellington murdered in her garden and is determined to find the culprit, even after his dad tells him not to investigate. Along the way he meets new people, has new experiences, and even discovers a new mystery along the way which puzzles him even more. Narrated by his teacher Siobhan, Christopher’s diary goes through every detail of his fantastic adventure.

Directed by Michael Sherman, Movement Directed by Erin Carr
Production Stage Manager: Reeya Dighe

WHHS_Curious Press-42Featuring:
Kyra Krummins as Mrs. Shears, Clare Brennan as Siobhan, Jack Giglia as Christopher Boone, Derrick McHale as Swindon Policeman, Louis Martini as Duty Sergeant/Uncle Terry, Oliver Vockell as Ed Boone, Sam Frank as Reverend Peters, Aiden Litmer as Mr. Thompson / Man With Socks, Megan Graeler as #40, Aaron Tossey as Mr. Wise, Olivia Busche as Mrs. Alexander, Elle Bisheimer as Mrs. Gascoyne/Woman on the train, Katie Sutkamp as Judy Boone, Alex Kirk as Lady in the Street, Nick Wittenauer as Station Policeman, Rafael Ramirez as Man Behind Counter/London Policeman, , Owen Cummings as Drunk 1, Brando Donaldson as Drunk 2, Cam Hogue as Station Guard, Kathryn Daniher as Information, Nia Stefanov as Punk Girl 1, Adeleigh Karoutchi as Punk Girl 2, Lily Jones as Punk Girl 3, Mama Njie as Shopkeeper, and Matthew Eggers as Roger Shears.  Understudies include Jackson Prus (Christopher), Anika Vockell (Siobhan), Avery Frank (Judy and Mrs. Shears), Loretta Rubin (Mrs. Alexander), Charles Bishop (Male Ensemble Swing), and Uyen Dao (Female Ensemble Swing).

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for staff and students. Tickets may be purchased by visiting:



Photos courtesy of Mikki Schaffner Photography

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