Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins rehearsals next week for its first play of the 2018-19 season, which asks, "When you feel lost, how do you find your way?" Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Jonathan Berry directs SYA's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, featuring ensemble member Caroline Neff. Public performances of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time begin Friday, October 5, 2018 and run through Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press Opening is Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 3pm. Single tickets ($20-$30) are now on sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. Weekday performances are reserved for school groups; more than 15,000 Chicago Public School students will experience the production. More info at steppenwolf.org/education.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time features Steppenwolf ensemble member Caroline Neff as Siobhan. Also featured are Terry Bell (Christopher), Scott Allen Luke (Roger /Policeman/Ensemble), Cedric Mays (Ed), Rebecca Spence (Judy/Ensemble), Meg Thalken (Mrs. Alexander/Ensemble), Christopher M. Walsh (Uncle Terry/Station Policeman/Ensemble) and Eunice Woods (Mrs. Shears/Ensemble).

Based on the critically acclaimed book by Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time focuses on Christopher, a young boy with an extraordinary brain and an exceptional talent for mathematics. When the neighbor's dog Wellington is found dead, Christopher launches an investigation into the mystery surrounding the dog's murder. As he searches for the truth on his first ever excursion by himself, he uncovers surprises about himself and his family, exploring the hidden secrets and challenges in everyday life.

"The beautiful beating heart of this story, for me, has always been the journey of a broken family struggling through a remarkably difficult moment and discovering how to be whole again. The Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) production allows for us to be fully in conversation with the rewards and challenges inherent in these relationships, journeying with the remarkable Christopher as his world breaks apart and then reforms anew. I'm so thrilled to be working on this play with this incredible team of actors and designers, and can't wait to share it with the SYA audiences," comments director Jonathan Berry.

Steppenwolf is pleased to present a Relaxed/Sensory-Friendly performance for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Saturday, October 27 at 3pm.Relaxed/Sensory-Friendly performances feature a relaxed performance environment and minor adjustments to sensory effects such as lighting and sound cues. House lights will be left up at a low level, and it's okay for audience members to make noise, move, and leave the theater. Social narratives and character guides will be shared in advance of guests' visit, and a quiet area will be designated in a section of the lobby. For more information, please email access@steppenwolf.org.

Photo Credit: Joel Moorman

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Caroline Neff (Siobhan) and Terry Bell (Christopher)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Terry Bell (Christopher)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Terry Bell (Christopher) and Meg Thalken (Mrs. Alexander/Ensemble)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Director Jonathan Berry

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Terry Bell (Christopher)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Cedric Mays (Ed) and Terry Bell (Christopher)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Caroline Neff (Siobhan), Terry Bell (Christopher) and director Jonathan Berry

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Rebecca Spence (Judy/Ensemble)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Cedric Mays (Ed)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Eunice Woods (Mrs. Shears/Ensemble)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Christopher M. Walsh (Uncle Terry/Station Policeman/Ensemble), Scott Allen Luke (Roger /Policeman/Ensemble) and Eunice Woods (Mrs. Shears/Ensemble)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Meg Thalken (Mrs. Alexander/Ensemble)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Rebecca Spence (Judy/Ensemble), Terry Bell (Christopher) and Caroline Neff (Siobhan)

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