St. Charles North theater puts on ‘The Curious Incident’

St. Charles North is putting on “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” for its winter play.

The play, adapted by Simon Stephens and based on the 2003 novel by Mark Haddon, tells the story of a neurodivergent 15-year-old boy, Christopher, who experiences the world a little differently. He loves mathematics and science but has a difficult time understanding subjective concepts like sarcasm, others’ emotions, and social experiences, including physical contact. On a particular night, Christopher (played by Lincoln Pixton) makes a haunting discovery that sends him on a personal adventure of discovery that will impact his life forever.

The play won the 2013 Tony Award for best play.

The cast includes: Maya Cassell as Siobhan; Atticus Pixton as Ed; Alex Kosson as Judy; Ella Niehus as Mrs. Shears, Mrs. Gascoyne, Woman on Train, Shopkeeper; River Jones as Roger, Duty Sergeant, Mr. Wise, Man Behind Counter, Drunk One; Kyra Gnutek as Police, Ms. Thompson, Drunk Two, Woman with Socks, London Police; Nathan Lomnicky as Rev. Peters, Uncle Terry, Station Policeman, Station Guard; Reagan Jorgenson as No. 40, Lady in Street, Information, Punk Girl; and Holly Stone as Mrs. Alexander, Posh Woman.

Ryan Colton is the director, and Grace Barnum is the student director. Cory O’Rourke is stage manager.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 1-3, in the St. Charles North auditorium, 255 Red Gate Road in St. Charles.

Tickets are $7 or $5 for students. It is free for senior citizens.

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is presented by arrangement through Dramatists Play Service.


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