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2023/2024 SEASON

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT
OF THE DOG
IN THE NIGHT-TIME

_________________________________________________________________ SAN DIEGO PREMIERE

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME          OVERVIEW          CAST & CREATORS          GALLERY          PRESS          VENUE INFO

Opens February 17th | Center Theater

Based on the Novel by MARK HADDON

Adapted by SIMON STEPHENS

Choreographed by NATALIE ISCOVICH

Directed by J. SCOTT LAPP

Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best New Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a “dazzling, pulse-pounding and remarkable” (Time Out New York) adaptation of Mark Haddon’s internationally best-selling novel. Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain and is very gifted at math. He is exceptionally intelligent, but unfortunately ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing the neighbor’s dog, Christopher is determined to identify the culprit in true Sherlock Holmes style, which leads him on a thrilling journey across London that will change his life forever. A thrilling, heartwarming and uplifting theatrical event! 

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets are now on sale.

Preview Performances: February 16th at 7:30p & February 17th at 2p*
The Run: February 17th – March 3rd

* Preview performances are the first couple shows of every run prior to opening night. Preview tickets are lower price and offer the opportunity to experience the show while the creative team are still polishing and making changes. This is a vital element of a show’s evolution, allowing the creative team to step back and see the show through the eyes and experience of the audience. CCAE Theatricals staff speak to the audience briefly before the show starts, and the creative team may be seated near you taking notes.

Ticket Discounts
CCAE Theatricals offers a range of ways to save on tickets, including Military, Student and Rush discounts.

Discounts are subject to availability and conditions may apply. Read more here or call the Box Office at (800) 988-4253 for more info.

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT EVENTS

Enhance your theatrical experience by attending these free events. Simply book your performance for one of the following dates

Educators Night
Join us for a pre-show mixer prior to the performance with other educators. To RSVP, please email Tom Abruzzo

Friday, February 16th before the 7:30p show

Discovery Sunday
Participate in a lively discussion with performers and creatives in a moderated discussion immediately following the performances
Sunday, February 18th, after the 2p show

Thursday, February 22nd after the 10a show

Sunday, February 25th, after the 2p show

Human Library Experience

As a patron of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, you are invited to attend our Human Library Experience in collaboration with The Art of Autism, the Autism Society of San Diego and the California Sibling Leadership Network! These events will take place in the Museum at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Saturday, February 24th from 5:30-7:00p. Come and go as you please within the hour and a half window

Saturday, March 2nd from 5:30-7:00p. Come and go as you please within the hour and a half window

What is a Human Library Experience? 

The purpose of a Human Library Experience is to educate and to reduce stigmatization around historically marginalized groups. It’s just like a regular library, but instead of checking out books, you check out…you guessed it: humans! In our case, folks from the autistic community are excited to share their lived experiences with you. Come check out a “book” and learn something new! Borrowing from the philosophy of the Denmark-based nonprofit, The Human Library, we invite you to “come unjudge someone!”

Art Marketplace with Art of Autism

Visit our extended Art Marketplace and meet the artists of The Art of Autism, a local nonprofit focused on empowering autistic people and their families through arts participation. One hour prior to show time, during intermission, and after the show in the Center Theater Lobby.

ACCESS PERFORMANCES

A Sensory Friendly performance is a theater production that welcomes individuals with sensory needs, including people on the autism spectrum, as well as first-time theatergoers and young children. Modifications often include: lower sound levels, especially for startling or loud sounds, lower lighting levels for moments with bright or flashing lights. The show is modified to allow for patron movement with house lights left on at a low-level, staff and actors are trained to accommodate patron needs, and all patrons are welcome to experience theater in a safe, non-judgmental environment. There will be a quiet section reserved in the lobby for those that need to step out during the performance. 

 

Sensory Friendly Performances

Friday, February 23rd at 7:30p

Saturday, March 2nd at 2p

American Sign Language - Interpreted Performance

ASL interpreters are located near the stage for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, seated in an area of the theater that gives the best sight lines to follow the interpretation and the action on stage. One signed performance will be offered for Curious Incident. 

Thursday, February 29th at 7:30p

USEFUL INFORMATION

Parking 

Parking is FREE for CCAE Theatricals patrons in the North West Lot of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. 

Our large parking lot is located at the corner of Escondido Boulevard and Woodward Avenue. Find all parking information here.

Duration
Approx 2 hours and 30 minutes including one 15 minute intermission

Content Advisory

Recommended for ages 13 and up for strong adult language, simulated drinking, moments of violence, haze and strobe. (There is no official rating system for live theatre. We encourage you to use your judgment based on your child's age and maturity level)

Concessions
Concessions open one hour before showtime. Come early to relax and enjoy a selection of beer, wine, cocktails, sodas and individually wrapped snacks. All food must be consumed before entering the theatre while concession drinks with lids will be allowed in the theatre.

CCAE Theatricals & The California Center for the Arts, Escondido are the only authorized ticket sellers for this production.

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CREATIVES

MARK HADDON
Novel

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MAXWELL TRANSUE
Music Composer

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MATTHEW HERMAN
Scenic Design

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SIMON STEPHENS
Play

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MARCY FIBROW
Autism Consultant

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MIKE BILLINGS
Lighting Design

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J. SCOTT LAPP
Director

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CAITLIN MUELDER
Dialect Coach

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BLAKE McCARTY
Projection Design

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NATALIE ISCOVICH
Choreographer

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PHIL GOLD
Stage Manager

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JANET PITCHER
Costume Design

CAST

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DANIEL PATRICK RUSSELL*
Christopher Boone

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ALLISON SPRATT PEARCE
Siobhan

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NATHAN
MADDEN*

Ed

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REGINA
FERNANDEZ*

Judy

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BERTO
FERNÁNDEZ

Roger Shears
& Others

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MELISSA
FERNANDES

Mrs. Shears
& Others

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CHRISTINE
HEWITT

Mrs. Alexander
& Others

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DREW
BRADFORD

Mr. Thompson
& Others

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DALLAS McLAUGHLIN
Reverend Peters
& Others

LEIANNA
WEAVER

No. 40
& Others

MELISSA
GLASGOW

Swing/Dance Captain

TANNER
VYDOS

Swing

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GALLERY

Production Photos: Karli Cadel

PRESS

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VENUE INFO

THE CENTER THEATER

The Center Theater is a traditional proscenium venue seating up to 404 patrons,
and is considered to have some of the finest acoustics in Southern California

at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido

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