Monday, July 4, 2022

Auditions for ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’

WILMINGTON — Big Dawg Productions, a local nonprofit theater company, has announced auditions for an upcoming play based on the novel by Mark Haddon. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” revolves around 15-year-old Christopher, an autistic young man, who is determined to find out how a neighbor’s dog wound up dead.

Roles are available for 10 actors — five female and five male actors — from ages 15 to 60. All genders, ethnicities and neurodivergent individuals are encouraged to audition; no previous acting experience is required. Some of the roles include Christopher, Siobhan (Christopher’s teacher), Ed (Christopher’s father) and Judy (Christopher’s mother), while the remaining six actors will perform multiple roles.

Auditions will take place on Tuesday, May 31, and Wednesday, June 1, at 7 p.m. at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd St.

The show will run at Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts July 14-17 and 21-24 and will be directed by Gina Gambony.

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” adapted by Simon Stephens, won seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, in 2013. It also scored the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding New Broadway Play, the 2015 Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play, and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play.

More information can be found by emailing Big Dawg’s artistic director Steve Vernon at or calling (910) 367-5237.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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