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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 Matinee on Sunday, November 11 will be a Sensory-Friendly Performance.

We are committed to making the theatre experience inclusive to people with a wide range of abilities and experiences, and will provide a safe space for anyone who experiences anxiety or stress during any performance where they can calm down and then return to the show. A booklet which can prepare anyone who wishes for all loud sounds, light changes, and other effects will also be available.


Hearing Assistive Tech LogoAudio Description logoInfrared hearing-assistive headsets are available these performances. Audio description for the visually impaired may be requested in advance from KU Audio Reader.


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Darian Martin on the character of Christopher:

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