October 18 – 27, 2019

Winner of seven Olivier awards, including Best Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a ground-breaking production which explores the mind and experiences of 15-year-old Christopher Boone. As Christopher investigates the death of his neighbor’s dog, the audience gets a window into Christopher’s perception of the world, masterfully illustrated by immersive, theatrical staging and engaging characterizations. As beloved as Mark Haddon’s book from which it was adapted, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens, is a heart-warming story that is as real and unapologetic as it is hopeful. Directed by Jay Gilman.


Christopher – Samuel Temple
Siobhan – Susan Dunhaupt
Ed – Brendon Etter
Judy – Andie Moore
Voice 1 – Megan Proft
Voice 2 – Kevin Chapman
Voice 3 – distributed among cast
Voice 4 – Peter Webb
Voice 5 – Esmé Elzi
Voice 6 – Kristen Sellentine

Jay Gilman is a recent Twin Cities transplant. He has directed and adapted new, contemporary and classic work at theatres in Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Baltimore, and currently serves as Artistic Director of Minnesota Fringe. Associate Member, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society. B.A., Goucher College; M.Sc., UPenn.   twitter: @jmgilman www.jaygilman.com

Costume Design Emma Kravig, Lighting Design Becky Raines, Projection Design Wendy Placko, Sound Design Libby Glimsdal, Scenic Design Jay Gilman. All photos by Elin Odegaard.


“The production is an artfully conceived and skilfully manifested adaptation, which remains, as playwright Simon Stephens himself says, “loyal” to the book. . . the production is ingeniously conceived. The voice of Haddon’s narrator is vivid and intriguing.” – The Guardian

“. . . One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway. . . be prepared to have all your emotional and sensory buttons pushed, including a few you may have not known existed.” – The New York Times

“. . . a hugely entertaining meditation on the nature of truth and how we present ourselves to each other.” – The Guardian

Special exhibition at the Guild Theater
Curious Community Collaborations

Curious Community Collaborations features works from Creating Community Club artists.

Creating Community Club is an art club for young adults on the autism spectrum. We create art collaboratively and individually. We celebrate the social connections, personal growth and creative expression that happen through art making!

Creating Community Club, or CCC, is thrilled to collaborate with this production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.  The works in this exhibition are favorites chosen by the artists participating in CCC during the past year.  Two CCC artists are involved behind the scenes making sure the props are just right, and some CCC artworks are also incorporated into the projection during the production.

This play follows the story of a 15-year old boy who sees the world differently. Please enjoy CCC’s artworks and join us in celebrating all kinds of art and all kinds of people.

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