Feb. 20-29: ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'

Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Opening Night

MANKATO, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Theatre & Dance will open “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” on Feb. 20 in the Ted Paul Theatre. Based on the award-winning book by British writer Mark Haddon, the play won the 2013 Best Play Olivier Award in London as well as the 2015 Best Play Tony on Broadway.

The lights come up as Christopher, 15 years old, stands beside Mrs. Shears’ dog Wellington, who has been killed with a garden fork. Christopher is under suspicion and records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at math, but he is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, detests being touched and distrusts strangers. Christopher’s detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that turns his world upside-down.

This production is the final show that Paul J. Hustoles will be directing during the academic year. (Tickets will soon go on sale for his final finale at Highland Summer Theatre.)

The Department of Theatre and Dance will also present a special sensory-friendly performance of this production for people and organizations that might connect with Christopher’s daily struggles and triumphs. More information about this performance is available upon request.

Chris Kind, an alumnus of the Minnesota State Mankato Department of Theatre and Dance, designed animations for the production which will be projected on the set throughout the performance.

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” runs Feb. 20-22 and Feb. 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 29 and March 1 at 2 p.m. in the Ted Paul Theatre at the Earley Center for Performing Arts, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Tickets are $16 regular; $14 for seniors ages 65 and older, children under 16 and groups of 15 or more; and $11 for MSU students. The Box Office is open 4-6 p.m. weekdays in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center. Single tickets can be purchased at MSUTheatre.com. Call the Box Office at 507-389-6661.

This production contains mature language and occasional violence, and therefore is not suitable for all children.


Corrie Eggimann