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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

January 17 - February 8, 2020

Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General Admission)

**New shows added February 6, 7, and 8!**


Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

A play by Simon Stephens
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon

Directed by Patrick Torres

Pre-Show Entertainment: DJ GeoYio | Jan 25th, before 8:00 p.m. performance

Join us for pre-show entertainment on Saturday, January 25th, as we celebrate a rising local artist – DJ GeoYio. George Yionoulis (aka DJ GeoYio) is a sixth grader at Moore Square Magnet Middle School in downtown Raleigh. He has been composing and making beats for most of his life. George also studies dance and choreographs to his compositions. Check out his viral YouTube video about living with autism.

Post-Show Discussion: Chat with the Cast | Jan 26th, following 3:00 p.m. performance

Lauren Van Hemert, founder of RDU on Stage (WRAL Viewer’s Choice Best Podcaster Award), will lead a discussion with the cast about the themes of the show and their experience putting the story together.

Post-Show Discussion: Autism, Family and Representation in Theater and Media | Feb 2nd, following 3:00 p.m. performance

Betsy Ludwig, Executive Director of Arts Access, will moderate a panel discussion that includes individuals with autism and family members. The post play discussion will focus on how people on the Autism spectrum are portrayed in the media, reactions to the play, and how we can make the arts a welcoming and creative space for all people.

Sensory-Friendly Performance | Feb 9th at 3:00 p.m.

Sensory-friendly performances are designed especially for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities. Sensory-friendly seating is general admission allowing individuals extra space if needed. Click here for more details and pre-visit materials. To provide a supportive and welcoming environment for children and families, sensory-friendly performances include:

  • Reduction of loud or jarring sounds
  • Reductions in flashing or strobe lights
  • Modification of the house lights during the performance
  • Accommodated house rules: audience members are free to talk or move during the show
  • Extra staff and volunteer support.
  • Designated “Take a Break Space”

Thanks to our show sponsor, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

Ticket Information

This show is part of our Gaddy-Goodwin Series – learn more or purchase a membership. The show runs approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including one intermission.

Show Times:

  • Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm
  • Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets on sale now. Buy them online or from the box office at 919-821-3111. Single ticket prices, excluding tax:

  • Adults: $27
  • Students/Seniors: $23
  • First Sunday: $14

Seniors are age 62 and up. Students are through college.

Cast List

Michael Larson
Samantha Corey
Simon Kaplan
Rebecca Blum
Voice One
Benji Jones
Voice Two
George Labusohr
Voice Three
Naveed Moeed
Voice Four
Joey DeSena
Voice Five
Kimmy Fiorentino
Voice Six
Lucinda Danner Gainey

Accessibility Information

  • All performances are wheelchair accessible.

  • Assistive listening devices are available for all performances. For those sensitive to loud sounds, noise reduction headphones are available upon request at the Box Office (limited quantities).

  • Audio description for those with visual disabilities. The Sunday, January 26 performance at 3pm will be described.