Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-time Time Auditions

The Aiken Community Theatre  will hold auditions for the contemporary mystery “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” Sunday, August 5th and Tuesday, August 7th at 7:00 PM in the Bechtel Experimental Theater (rehearsal hall). ACP is located at 126 Newberry Street in the AECOM Performing Arts Center. 

The Tony Award-winning Best Play production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” was adapted by Simon Stevens from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel by the same name. The story concerns a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor's dog that is investigated by Christopher Boone, a young man who suffers from Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

A cast of five men and five women are required for the production. The ensemble actors play multiple roles, including neighborhood characters, commuters, policemen, and a station guard among others.

Director Thurmond Whatley said that while no experience is required to perform in an ACP production, the “Curious Incident ...” script will require several cast members to be able to do stoops, rises from the stage floor, and assist in group lifts of the main character.

“The play within a play nature of the script will require a longer than usual rehearsal period,” Whatley said. 
The play will be presented October 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, and 27 on the main stage. 

The show requires extensive props work. Those interested in running a production prop department will have an excellent learning opportunity on “Curious Incident ...”, Whatley said. 

Video and sound design volunteers will also find a real creative challenge on this production, Whatley added.

Characters in the play are:

Christopher John Francis Boone (15-year old maths-genius detective); 
Ed Boone (Father); 
Judy Boone (Mother); 
Siobhan (School mentor)
Voice One/Mrs. Shears and others
Voice Two/Roger Shears and others
Voice Three/policeman and others
Voice Four/Revered Peters and others
Voice Five/No. 40 (and others)
Voice Six/Mrs. Alexander