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!
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Approx 2 hours and 30 minutes including one 15 minute intermission
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 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.
J. SCOTT LAPP
DANIEL PATRICK RUSSELL*
ALLISON SPRATT PEARCE
Production Photos: Karli Cadel