Theatre Fairfield presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Apr. 10 - 14

Theatre Fairfield presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Apr. 10 - 14

Theatre Fairfield cast members rehearse a scene from their upcoming production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

The five-time Tony Award-winning play will be the final production of Theatre Fairfield's 2018-19 season.

We are asking the audience to come along with Christopher on his journey, sharing the sights and sounds of his active imagination along with his encounters with the people who love and are desperately trying to help him.

— Martha S. LoMonaco, PhD, professor of visual and performing arts and Theatre Fairfield’s resident director

Theatre Fairfield, Fairfield University’s resident production company, will close its 2018-19 season with five performances of Simon Stephens’ five-time Tony Award-winning play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The production will be staged in the Wien Black Box Theatre at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts from Wednesday, April 10 through Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m., with a 3 p.m. matinee on Saturday, April 13 and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 14.

Tickets for the show are $18 general admission, $5 for students, and $10 for senior citizens, and can be purchased at the Quick Center Box Office, by phone at 203-254-4010, or online at www.quickcenter.com.

Based on the 2013 mystery novel by Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time tells the story of Christopher Boone, a 15 year-old boy with an exceptional mind. Though Christopher is a genius at math, he sees the world in a unique way and struggles to cope with everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his block, he hates being touched, and he distrusts strangers. One evening just after midnight, Christopher discovers that his neighbor’s dog has been killed with a garden fork, and he decides to channel his hero Sherlock Holmes to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. As Christopher bravely embarks on his detective work, he soon realizes that there is a bigger mystery lurking within his neighborhood. Forbidden by his father but determined to solve the crime, Christopher goes on an adventure and uncovers life-changing secrets that alter his world forever.

Martha S. LoMonaco, PhD, professor of visual and performing arts and Theatre Fairfield’s resident director, first saw and fell in love with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time six years ago on London's West End and knew she wanted to direct it, but in a very different style.

“The original production was an explosion of sound, lights, and projections, but instead of beautiful high-tech bombast, I wanted to create an actor-centered, movement-driven play about a young man's coming-of-age and the people who help shape, support, and frequently frustrate his life,” Dr. LoMonaco explained. ”We are asking the audience to come along with Christopher on his journey, sharing the sights and sounds of his active imagination along with his encounters with the people who love and are desperately trying to help him.”

The Curious Incident cast features Carlin Fournier ’22, Shannon Kelley ‘19, Park Lytle ’21, Jay Martins ’21, Bridgit Murray ’19, Romina Rabines ’19, Michael Stack ’22, Fallon Sullivan ’20, and Mana Seike, a visiting exchange student from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. The play is produced by Lynne Porter, professor of visual and performing arts, and the production’s artistic team includes movement director Brad Roth, scenic designer Karl Ruling, costume designer Julie Leavitt, lighting designer Lynne Chase, and technical director Anne Kendall.

For more information, visit www.quickcenter.com or www.facebook.com/theatrefairfieldproductions.

Theatre Fairfield presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Date: April 10-12, 2019 at 8 p.m.; April 12 at 3 p.m.; April 13 at 2 p.m.
Location: Wien Black Box Theatre at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Additional Details:

Tickets  are $18 general admission, $5 for students, and $10 for senior citizens, and can be purchased at the Quick Center Box Office, by phone at 203-254-4010, or online at www.quickcenter.com.

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