‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’
The CDC Theatre Arts students will perform ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,’ a play by Simon Stephens based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Mark Haddon. Young Christopher Boone has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at math – but he’s
ill-equipped to interpret everyday life, has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, detests being touched and distrusts strangers. While searching for the murderer of a neighbor’s dog, he encounters resistance from many neighbors and his own father, and uncovers his own family’s long-hidden secrets. The play has been performed worldwide and is the winner of Winner of seven Olivier Awards and five Tonys. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, May 2 to 4, in the Mount Anthony Union High School auditorium at 301 Park Street in Bennington. There is some strong language in this production, as there is in the novel, and is best suited for those 11 years and older. Admission is free, with donations to the Theatre Arts Program accepted.
Students at the Southwestern Vermont CDC (Career Development Center) Theatre Arts study all aspects of theatre production including acting, writing, directing and technical theatre. This is the last play of the year by the CDC students, directed by instructors Tim Foley and Oldcastle producing artistic director Eric Peterson.