Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed By Ben Tyler
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Play at Fountain Hills Theater
Saturday, March 12 at 10am and Sunday, March 13 at 6pm
Callbacks (if required) Tuesday, March 14 at 7pm
March 24 – April 9, 2023
Performs Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm
A Play in the Mainstage Too! Theater
15-year-old Christopher is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve who murdered Wellington.
Auditioners are asked to prepare a short monologue and be prepared to read cold from the script.
– Complete digital audition form HERE
– Headshot, and resume if available and not already submitted via link above
Must be submitted prior to March 12th, and may substitute for appearing at the Saturday and Sunday auditions. Auditioners must be available to attend in-person callbacks on March 14 if required. Video should include a short monologue and be uploaded with a headshot, and a resume (if available) when filling out the digital audition form linked above.
FHT prefers and encourages auditioners to be vaccinated.
Characters’ ages are not set in stone. Actors should consider roles if they feel they can represent the age ranges listed. All roles are open to all ethnicities.
Christopher Boone – (must look late teens) brilliant at “maths”, searching for the killer of his neighbor’s dog, Wellington. Christopher is an autistic person who is exploring his place in the world as he seeks to solve the mystery of Wellington’s death. Actors with autism are encouraged to audition. Must be comfortable with the Swindon accent.
Siobhan – (20-50), teacher at Christopher’s school, she understands him best.
Ed Boone – (35- 50) Christopher’s father, loving, but quick tempered, stressed and frustrated with his situation in life. He always has Christopher’s best interest at heart. Drinks a bit to cope. Must be comfortable with the Swindon accent.
Judy – (35–50) Christopher’s mother, loving, but doesn’t really understand how to relate to Christopher. Must be comfortable with the Swindon accent.
Actor 1 – female (late 30s–50s), plays Mrs. Shears, Mrs. Gascoyne, Woman on Train, Shopkeeper
Actor 2 – male (40s–50s), plays Roger Shears, Duty Sergeant, Mr. Wise, Man Behind Counter, Drunk One
Actor 3 – male (20s–40s), plays Policeman, Mr. Thompson, Drunk Two, Man with Socks, London Policeman
Actor 4 – male (50s–60s), plays Reverend Peters, Uncle Terry, Station Policeman, Station Guard
Actor 5 – female (20s), plays No. 40, Lady in the Street, Information, Punk Girl
Actor 6 – female (50s-60s), plays Mrs. Alexander, Posh Woman.
Fountain Hills Theater is a 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax-deductible. The Theater is 100% funded by ticket sales and donations. Ticket sales alone do not cover operating expenses. For more information about donating or volunteering, please call 480.837.9661 x3 or read here.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. www.dramatists.com
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