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Friday, November 9, 2018
7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, November 10, 2018
7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, November 11, 2018
2:30 p.m. 

Thursday, November 15, 2018
7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, November 17, 2018
7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, November 18, 2018
2:30 p.m. 

The Sunday, November 11th matinee will be a sensory-friendly performance. Visit Sensory-Friendly Performances for more information.

Ticket Prices

Adults - $25
Children - $10
Senior Citizens - $20
KU Faculty/Staff - $20
KU Students - $15 ($10 if purchased in advance)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens

Crafton-Preyer Theatre

Oh, What a Dog’s Death Digs Up!

In this play based on the best-selling 2003 novel, Christopher, a 15-year-old English boy, discovers the neighbor's dog has been murdered and decides to investigate. Christopher is on the autism spectrum and carefully records each fact in a “murder mystery” book, which provides a look inside his intricate mind. What he discovers upturns his world and empowers him to pursue his dreams and face his fears. Harry Parker, a KU alumnus and chair of Texas Christian University’s Department of Theatre, will serve as the guest director, which is made possible by the Ronald A. Willis Visiting Scholar/Artist Fund.

Directed by Harry Parker
Scenic Design by Rana Esfandiary
Lighting Design by Kate Smeltzer
Costume Design by Iman Hinton
Sound Design by Kayleigh Shaffer
Original Music by Matthew O'Brien
Voice & Dialect Coaching by Ben Corbett
Dramaturgy by Timmia Hearn
Stage Management by Emily Hunsucker


Christopher............Darian Martin
Siobhan............Chloé Ryan
Ed............Brandon Hedger
Judy............Elsa Bernauer
Mrs. Shears & others............Dominique Waller
Roger & others............Jack Zimmerman
Policeman & others............DeAngelo Davis
Rev. Peters & others............Hunter Hill
Information Desk Attendant & others............Tehreem Chaudhry
Mrs. Alexander & others............Stella Garibaldi

This production depicts brief moments of domestic violence. It may not be appropriate for all audiences.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Interview with Director Harry Parker:

Meet Lead Actor Darian Martin:

Darian Martin on the character of Christopher:

COVID-19 and Our Production Season

In accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines and in the interest of protecting the health and safety of our patrons, students, faculty, and staff, all upcoming performances by the University Theatre and University Dance company have been postponed or cancelled. Indecent has been rescheduled to perform October 2-8, 2020. We are not planning to reschedule Urinetown at this time. The box office has been in contact with all ticketholders to arrange for refunds or credits toward future performances. Please email us with any questions to theatretickets@ku.edu. Thank you for your past and future support of Theatre and Dance at KU!

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