The St. Helena Drama Department announces its most daring work to date, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” which opens at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10. Four performances of the contemporary drama will be presented, at 7 p.m. both Nov. 10-11, and 2 p.m. Nov. 11-12, in the Performing Arts Center.
Step inside Christopher's world. The brain of a 15-year-old, autistic boy from Swindon, England. After Christopher discovers his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, his father urges him not to get involved. Christopher is curious and wants to investigate. Christopher’s unique abilities become his superpowers and his investigation takes him on a journey that changes his understanding of the world and his place in it.
This striking, powerful play is based on the mystery novel by Mark Haddon and adapted into a play by Simon Stephens. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best New Play, and fresh from the award-winning Broadway and West End tours, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” examines the complex relationships between parents, teachers, friends and strangers. It is recommended for ages 11 and older.
Reserve advanced tickets at sthelenadrama.com.
The St. Helena Unified School District’s Drama Program is under the direction of Patti Coyle, who spent 10 years as an actor, director, and teacher in New York City before moving to the Napa Valley to teach music and drama for the St. Helena Unified School District.