Preston Straus Leads Austin's A CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Full Cast

Preston Straus Leads Austin's A CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Full Cast

ZACH Theatre is proud to announce the cast for the Austin premiere of the Tony Award ® Winning play, A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Based on the novel by Marc Haddon and adapted by Simon Stephens, A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time plays on stage in ZACH's Topfer Theatre, January 31 - March 4, 2018 with direction by Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley.

As the first regional theatre in Texas to produce A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Dave Steakley explains his excitement for bringing this piece to Austin,"Curious Incident is one of the most inventive, theatrical plays to emerge in recent years and it presents the opportunity to create unique scenic and projection designs matched with a physical storytelling which engages the whole company. I was captivated by the imagination employed in the production I saw in London where I saw it, and I want our audience to experience this phenomenal work and be swept into Christopher's world in a way that is memorable for its' full immersion into a character's perspective."

The cast includes PRESTON STRAUS as Christopher Boone; NICK STEVENSON as Ed Boone; KATIE KOHLER as Siobhan; MEREDITH MCCALL as Judy Boone; Lara Wright as Woman 1; ELISE OGDEN as Woman 2; ANDRÉ MARTIN as Man 1; and DAVE YAKUBIK as Man 2.

Directed by Dave Steakley the production team also includes, STEPHANIE BUSING as Scenic and Projection Designer, EMILY GILARDI as Costume Designer, SERRET JENSEN as Hair and Makeup Designer, RACHEL ATKINSON as Lighting Designer with CRAIG BROCK as Sound Designer, and STEVE BAGLIO as Properties Designer.AMANDA COOLEY DAVIS as Dialect Coach, TOBY MINOR as Fight Choreography, HUNTER REGIAN as Movement Coach, COLLEEN DOYLE as Animal Supervisor, and CATHERINE ANNE TUCKER as Stage Manager.

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. ZACH's production will immerse you inside Christopher's world with physical storytelling and an extraordinary video design.

Special Events in celebration of A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time:

Pride Night - Thursday, February 1, 2018

Press Night - Saturday, February 3, 2018. RSVP to

Wednesday Post-Show Discussion - Wednesday, February 7, 2018

ASL Interpreted, Open Captioned, and Audio Described - Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Champagne Opening - Thursday, February 8, 2018

Sensory Friendly Matinee Performance - Saturday, February 24, 2018

Tickets start at $25 and are available online at, by phone at 512-476-0541, or in person at the ZACH Theatre Box Office, in the Topfer Theatre, 202 South Lamar Boulevard (corner of Riverside Drive and South Lamar) Monday through Saturday, 12- 5p.m. ZACH Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more. Student Rush Tickets are $20 one hour before show time (with valid ID).

Age Recommendation: Ten and up for some strong language

Run time: Two hours and 35 minutes including one intermission.

VISA is Leader Sponsor of A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time with Kathleen and Harvey Guion and Colleen and Tom Terkel as Executive Producers, and KMFA as a Supporting Sponsor.


  • Preston Straus - Christopher
  • Nick Stevenson - Ed Boone
  • Katie Kohler - Siobhan
  • Meredith McCall - Judy Boone
  • Lara Wright - Woman 1
  • Elise Ogden - Woman 2
  • André Martin - Man 1
  • Dave Yakubik - Man 2


  • Dave Steakley - Director
  • Stephanie Busing - Scenic and Projection Designer
  • Emily Gilardi - Costume Designer
  • Serret Jensen - Hair and Makeup Designer
  • Rachel Atkinson - Lighting Designer
  • Sydney Rhiannon Smith - Assistant Lighting Designer
  • Craig Brock - Sound Designer
  • Steve Baglio - Properties Designer
  • Amanda Cooley Davis - Dialect Coach
  • Toby Minor - Fight Choreographer
  • Hunter Regian - Movement Coach
  • Colleen Doyle - Animal Supervisor
  • Catherine Anne Tucker - Stage Manager
  • Megan Barrett - Assistant Stage Manager
  • Natalie Kratochvil - Assistant Stage Manager

About ZACH Theatre

A non-profit organization, ZACH creates intimate theatre experiences that ignite the imagination, inspire the spirit, and engage the community. As Austin's leading professional producing theatre, ZACH employs more than 250 actors, musicians, and designers annually to create its own diverse array of nationally recognized plays and musicals under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley and Managing Director Elisbeth Challener. Each year, ZACH serves nearly 128,000 Central Texans - 55,000 of which are children and youth who participate in our education and outreach programs, as well as inspiring camps and classes. ZACH Theatre is honored to host private and community events across the beautiful rental-ready spaces on our three-stage campus located in the heart of Austin. Founded in 1932 and in its 85th Anniversary season, ZACH is the longest continuously running theatre company in the state of Texas, and one of the ten oldest in the country.Visit for more information.

ZACH Theatre's 2017-18 Season is sponsored in part, by The Moody Foundation, Baylor Scott & White Health, Dell, and Holiday Inn-Lady Bird Lake; and by grants from The Shubert Foundation, Junior League of Austin, The National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of The City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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