The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

by Simon Stephens |
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon |
Directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge

The 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Play, The Curious Incident is an immersive adventure that puts audiences in the shoes of 15-year-old sleuth Christopher. He’s a brilliant young man, but struggles to process everyday information. Suspected of killing his neighbor’s dog, Christopher journeys into London to track down the true culprit. But can he withstand the sensory overload of the big city?

Running time: Two hours, 20 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission.

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Nick LaMedica. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

The cast of The Curious Incident. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Amy Blackman and Nick LaMedica. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Kathleen Wise and Nick LaMedica. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Jimmy Kieffer and Nick LaMedica. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Dathan B. Williams, Nick LaMedica, Kevin Cutts, Jimmy Kieffer, Laiona Michelle. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Nick LaMedica and Jimmy Kieffer. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Nick LaMedica. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

The cast of The Curious Incident. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Nick LaMedica. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Laiona Michelle and Nick LaMedica. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Cast & Creative Staff

CAST:

  • Nick LaMedica (Christopher)
  • Laiona Michelle (Mrs. Shears/Ensemble)
  • Kathleen Wise (Siobhan/Ensemble)
  • Michael Baxter (Mr. Thompson/Ensemble)
  • Kevin Cutts (Roger Shears/Ensemble)
  • Jimmy Kieffer (Ed/Ensemble)
  • Dathan B. Williams (Reverend Peters/Ensemble)
  • Ka-Ling Cheung (Punk Girl/Ensemble)
  • Dale Hodges (Mrs. Alexander/Ensemble)
  • Amy Blackman (Judy/Ensemble)

CREATIVE STAFF:

  • Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Director and Choreographer)
  • Narelle Sissons (Scenic Designer)
  • Leon Wiebers (Costume Designer)
  • Matthew Richards (Lighting Designer)
  • David Bullard (Sound Designer)
  • Michael Baxter (Associate Choreographer)
  • Pat McCorkle / Katja Zarolinski, McCorkle Casting Ltd. (Casting Director)
  • Emilee Buccheit (Stage Manager)
  • Lorraine LiCavoli (Assistant Stage Manager)

Enhance Your Experience

  • Read our Curious Incident Play Guide for detailed descriptions of characters, an overview of the story and an in-depth essay on the play's background.
     
  • Stay for Post-Show Discussions with cast members and Rep staff after the following performances: September 13 (matinee), September 14, September 21 and September 27.
     
  • The Rep and The Novel Neighbor are teaming up to present the Pages & Stages Book Club! Join us at 7 p.m. September 28 at The Novel Neighbor to discuss the differences between the book and stage versions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. By signing up for the club at The Novel Neighbor, you'll get discounts on the book and The Rep's staged version. Learn more here.
     
  • Find books, music and movies from our partners at St. Louis County Library that will deepen your understanding of the play. See their curated list of materials here.
     
  • Our partners at the Saint Louis Art Museum present a free, docent-led tour that ties in with the themes of The Curious Incident. Experience a sensory overload of art, featuring Fauve, Surreal and Expressionist works in the Art Museum's collection. Tour dates and times:
     
    • September 9; 11:00 a.m.

    • September 17; 2:00 p.m.

    • September 30; 11:00 a.m.

Age Recommendations

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is recommended for adults and teen audiences. The show contains adult relationships, strong language and moments of violence against animals and humans.

Open Captioning & Live Audio Description

The Rep offers Open Captioning seats in the Left Bay as well as Live Audio Description for the 2 p.m. October 1 performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

OPEN CAPTIONING DETAILS:

Hearing-impaired patrons can purchase those tickets here. Please note that Open Captioning Seats are only available in the Left Bay area.

At performances presented with Open Captioning, the dialogue spoken or sung by the actors on stage is also displayed in text on an electronic screen visible to one section of the seating area.

Much like Closed Captioning for television programs, Open Captioning presents the spoken or sung portions, as well as sound effects, of the performance in a format accessible to deaf audience members or to patrons who may have difficulty hearing clearly.

LIVE AUDIO DESCRIPTION DETAILS:

Patrons who wish to listen in to live audio description provided by MindsEye Radio can purchase tickets anywhere in the theatre.

The description begins with program notes and stage description 10 minutes prior to the performance. Visual moments of the performance will be described without interfering with the dialogue.

To reserve tickets and description devices, please call the Box Office at 314-968-4925.