UCA presents ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’

Curious flyerThe University of Central Arkansas theater program wraps up its 2022-23 season with  “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the James M. Bridges Black Box Theatre in the Windgate Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. 

Performance dates are April 6-7 and April 13-14 at 7:30 p.m.,  and April 8 at 2 p.m. 

UCA students, faculty and staff can receive free tickets at the door or at the Reynolds Box Office. General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased online. Tickets may also be purchased at the Reynolds Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by calling UCA Ticket Central by phone at (501)-450-3265 or toll-free at (866)-810-0012. The performance includes mature content and adult language.

Based on the novel of the same name by Mark Haddon and adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens,“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a family drama about a neurodiverse 15-year-old young man named Christopher who, while setting out to identify the murderer of a neighbor’s dog, discovers secrets about his mother and father that will take him on an adventure that ultimately reveals the true possibilities within himself.

Chris Fritzges, UCA associate professor and performance director, calls the work “a beautiful story, told in a very theatrical way that touches the heart.”

Artist-in-residence Hideaki Tsutsui will serve as the lighting designer. Tsutsui is currently the chair of the University of Texas El Paso Department of Theatre and Dance. His work can be seen from New York City  to the West End in London. Additional support for Tsutsui’s residency is generously provided by Engage Management.