The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
January 23, 2019 - March 29, 2019 | Gompertz Theatre
WINNER OF FIVE TONY AWARDS AND 7 OLIVIER AWARDS INCLUDING BEST PLAY. Christopher Boone is exceptionally intelligent, but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He sets out to investigate the bizarre death of a neighbor’s dog, inspiring a series of events that expose far greater mysteries. As the clues fall into place, they reveal a community of disparate characters, a family with secrets, and a gifted mind in a complicated relationship with the world. This international hit takes you inside the extraordinary mind of a boy who views the world as most of us can only imagine.
The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-Time, by Simon Stephens and based on the novel by Mark Haddon, includes some adult language and mature situations. Suitable for audiences 16 and up.
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Run Time: 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission
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Director | Richard Hopkins
Movement Director | Sunny Hitt
Scenic Designers | Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay
Costume Designer | Kimberly Matela
Lighting Designer | Thom Beaulieu
Projections Designer | Bobby Johnston
Sound Designer/Supervisor | Thom Korp
Christopher Boone | Alexander Stuart
Siobhan | Ashton Heyl*
Ed | Todd Licea*
Judy | Rachel Moulton*
Voice #1 (Mrs. Shears & Others) | Liz Power*
Voice #2 (Roger Shears & Others) | Alex Teicheira*
Voice #3 (Policeman & Others) | Michael J. Berry
Voice #4 (Rev. Peters & Others) | Sam Mossler*
Voice #5 (No. 40 & Others) | Brooke Tyler Benson
Voice #6 (Mrs. Alexander & Others) | Ann Gundersheimer*
* Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
ALEXANDER STUART (Christopher Boone) is honored to be making his FST debut! He was recently seen playing Christopher in Actors Theatre of Louisville's acclaimed production of Curious Incident this past fall, making him the second autistic actor to play the role. Chicago Credits: Citadel Theatre Company, Interrobang Theatre Project, and RhinoFest 2018. A proud graduate of Columbia College Chicago ('17), university credits include The Tempest, Doctor Faustus, Mud, Peter Pan, Bent, Superheroes in Love, and As You Like It.
ASHTON HEYL (Siobhan) FST debut. Recent credits include: Pride & Prejudice (Pittsburgh Public Theater), Gretchen in Boeing Boeing (Gulfshore Playhouse & New Theatre), Ruth in The Norman Conquests (Northern Stage, Dorset Theatre Festival, & Weston Playhouse), Emma in After the Revolution (Baltimore Center Stage), Ana in The Book Club Play (Virginia Stage Company). At YSD: Hedda in Hedda Gabler, Sunday in the Park with George, and Fen. MFA: Yale School of Drama. Proud AEA member.
TODD LICEA (Ed) Previous FST productions: Doublewide and Stalking The Boogeyman. Other credits include: Sam's Romance (Off-Broadway Actors Temple Theatre), The Seagull (Access Theatre NYC), The Third Policeman (LaMaMa) Glengarry Glen Ross (Merrimack Rep.) All The Kings Men (Intiman Theatre), A Christmas Carol (ACT), The Tempest (Seattle Shakespeare Co.), A Confederacy Of Dunces, (Book-It Repertory Theatre) Dracula (Empty Space Theatre). His voice work can also be heard on the video game series Halo and the audiobook Over The End Line.
RACHEL MOULTON (Judy) Curious Incident marks Rachel's eighth production at FST. Previously: George Brant's one-woman show Grounded (2017 Handy Award for Best Actress), Heisenberg, Honor Killing (World Premiere), Alabama Story, The Columnist (Regional Premiere), The God of Isaac, and Jericho (NNPN Rolling World Premiere). Off-Broadway/New York: In a Tilted Place (IRT), Sex Tips For Straight Women from a Gay Man (777 Theatre), Philip Goes Forth (The Mint) and as Zelda Fitzgerald in This Side of Paradise (St.Clements). Regional: The Book Club Play (Virginia Stage Company), One Slight Hitch (Florida Repertory Theatre), Black Comedy and RENT (Pioneer Theatre Company), My Fair Lady (JW Engeman Theatre), Midsummer (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), Finding Nemo: The Musical (WDW). Several commercials, most notably as the spokesperson for Office Depot. Training: Graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and Syracuse University, B.F.A. rachelmoulton.com
LIZ POWER (Voice #1 - Mrs. Shears & Others) was previously seen at FST in The Prima Donnettes, By Gershwin, Reel Music, and Dancing in the Street. Credits include Eva Peron in Evita (European Tour & regional productions), Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde (Nat'l Tour),Grace u/s in Annie (Nat'l Tour/Madison Square Garden), Ellen in Miss Saigon, Reno in Anything Goes, Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Louise in Gypsy, Grizabella in Cats, Carrie in Carousel and Liz in The Philadelphia Story. Musical Theatre BFA - Syracuse University. Liz also teaches private voice lessons in Lakewood Ranch, FL. lizpower.com
ALEX TEICHEIRA (Voice #2 - Roger Shears & Others) is grateful to return to the Florida Studio Theatre after playing Pablo in FST's production of Native Gardens last season. Previous theatre credits: Signature Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Theatre Rhinoceros, Sixth Street Playhouse, Yale Rep, Elm Shakes, Long Wharf, Yale Cabaret, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Access Theatre, Soho Rep and The Flea Theater. TV: Blacklist: Redemption, and Alexander the Great on The History Channel. MFA: Yale School of Drama.
MICHAEL J. BERRY (Voice #3 - Policeman & Others) National Tour: Monty Python's Spamalot. Regional: Bullets Over Broadway (Resident Theatre Company), The Sunshine Boys (Judson Theatre), Some People Hear Thunder (Capital Rep), Huzzah!, Plano, Poster Boy, Orpheus in The Berkshires (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Fiddler on The Roof, The Wizard Of Oz (Cortland Rep), Tartuffe (Two Headed Rep), and Sound Asleep (Potomac Theatre). London: Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, The Provoked Wife (Linbury Studio). Film: Monday Morning, and the upcoming indie film, Milkwater. BFA Boston University, MFA London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
SAM MOSSLER (Voice #4 - Rev. Peters & Others) Returns to the FST stage after last year's productions of How to Use a Knife and Other People's Money. Other Credits: The Philadelphia Story (Sandy Lord), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Ira Stone), The Threepenny Opera (Money Matt), Twelfth Night (Toby Belch), The Owl and the Pussycat (Felix). As a writer, Sam has been produced in New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta. His screenplay, Og's Utopia, was a semi-finalist at the Austin Film Festival. Sam is also very proud to be a Teaching Artist at the FST School. sammossler.com
BROOKE TYLER BENSON (Voice #5 - No. 40 & Others, Fight Captain) is so excited to be back at Florida Studio Theatre! She graduated with her BFA in Acting from East Carolina University's Honors College, and then moved down to Florida to join FST's Acting Apprentice Company. She has resided in Florida ever since. Recent Regional credits include Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (American Stage), Incognito (Urbanite Theatre), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Constellations (U/S), Deck The Halls (Florida Studio Theatre). btylerbenson.com
ANN GUNDERSHEIMER (Voice #6 - Mrs. Alexander & Others) Ann is thrilled to be making her debut in a Mainstage production at FST. A transplant to Sarasota from Philadelphia, she gained her MFA in Theatre at Wayne State University, taught Theatre at Temple University and has been seen on many stages in and around Philly and Sarasota. The Lyons (Rita), Last Lists of My Mad Mother (Dot), The Vagina Monologues, Uncle Vanya (Marina), The Busy World is Hushed (Hannah), The Waverly Gallery (Ellen), A Fair Country (Patrice), The Children's Hour (Amelia), Endgame (Nell), A Perfect Ganesh (Katherine). Proud member of Actor's Equity Association.
Curious Incident in the News
SCENE MAGAZINE I January 2019 Issue I Honestly Human: How FST is Getting to the Heart of the Character
THE OBSERVER I January 24, 2019 I FST Sets the Stage for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
SARASOTA MAGAZINE I February 2019 Issue I Florida Studio Theatre's New Production Pairs a Character on the Austism Spectrum With an Actor Who Knows the Condition Firsthand
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Getting into Christopher's Shoes: An Interview with Alexander Stuart | READ
With the Touch of a Hand: An Interview with Rachel Moulton | READ
The Arrow and the Archer: An Interview with Todd Licea | READ
Christopher's Guiding Light: An Interview with Ashton Heyl | READ
ARTICLES BY FST
Who Killed Wellington? by Becca Jennings | READ
A Riddle Within a Mystery by Stand Getz | READ
Reasoning Rediscovered by TJ Lewis | READ
"Curious" Vocab by TJ Lewis | READ
A Curious 15 Years by TJ Lewis | READ
Learn more about playwright Simon Stephens' writing process | READ
Curious about the origins of Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel? | READ