THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Comes To Life Onstage At Village Theatre
Winner of five Tony Awards and Seven Olivier Awards, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will run at Village Theatre beginning this March. The production, directed by Village Theatre artistic director Jerry Dixon, will be his first directing credit since becoming the organization's artistic leader in June of 2018. Village Theatre's production features an all-new score by Curtis Moore (Broadway: Lucky Guy with Tom Hanks), as well as choreography by Sonia Dawkins (Prism Dance Theatre).
A compelling sensory drama, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is based on the award-winning book of the same name. When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongly accused of murdering his neighbor's dog, he sets off to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Equipped with an extraordinary brain, but hampered by a strong distrust of strangers and a personal struggle to interpret everyday life, Christopher will turn his life upside-down - while giving the audience an intimate look at the world through his eyes. "This play is life-changing," said Dixon. "Traditionally shows follow the growth of a main character. In this show, Christopher is not the character who needs to grow and change. Instead we see the evolution and change of the adult characters in his life - and I think that's really special. I hope everyone who sees this show walks away thinking, 'how can I be a better person?'"
Taking on the role of Christopher is Michael Krenning, most recently seen on the Village Theatre stage as Crutchie in last Season's award-winning dance spectacular, Disney's Newsies. Joining Krenning is a stellar collection of actors including: Jéhan Ósanyín (An Octoroon at ArtsWest) as Siobhan, James D. Sasser (A Proper Place) and Kathryn Van Meter (Fire Season at Seattle Public Theater) as Christopher's mother and father, Anne Allgood (The Sound of Music and Beauty and the Beast on Broadway), Eric Polani Jensen (Into the Woods, Billy Elliot), William Shindler, Rob Burgess (A Christmas Carol at ACT Theatre), Keiko Green (The Great Leap at Seattle Repertory Theatre), and Cheryl Massey-Peters (Big River).
Joining Dixon, Moore, and Dawkins on the production team are: scenic designer Mark Wendland (Next to Normal on Broadway), lighting designer Amiya Brown, projection designer Greg Towle (Into the Woods, How to Break), costume designer Cynthia Savage (Newsies, Singin' in the Rain), and Village Theatre resident sound designer Brent Warwick.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is on stage in Issaquah March 14 - April 21, 2019 before moving to Village Theatre's Everett location from April 26 - May 19, 2019. For more information visit https://www.villagetheatre.org/curious-incident-dog-night.php
This production is sponsored in part by agencyone, Spectrum Controls, SeattlePI.com, ArtsFund, Boeing, City of Issaquah, Microsoft, City of Everett, The Shubert Foundation, United, The Seattle Times, Seattle Northcountry, the Snohomish County hotel-motel tax fund, Lombari's, and Pogacha.
About Village Theatre
Based in Issaquah, WA, with operations in Everett, WA, Village Theatre is a leading producer of musical theatre in the Pacific Northwest. Producing entertaining, quality productions since 1979, Village Theatre has grown into one of the region's best-attended theatres, with approximately 20,000 Subscribers and 220,000 projected total attendance each season. Through its Village Originals program, Village Theatre is nationally recognized for its contribution to the development of new musicals, having supported the creation of over 160 new works to date. Village Theatre also takes pride in nurturing tomorrow's audiences through its Youth Education and Outreach programs, KIDSTAGE and Pied Piper, serving over 58,000 young people and their families annually.
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