Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
December 14: 9:50am, 7pm
December 15: 7pm
December 16: 2pm
photos courtesy Lukia Costello
The Curious Incident of The Dog In The NIght-Time will be presented by Vega Theatre Company in the Black Box Theatre at the Arts Academy on December 14th at 9:50am and 7pm, December 15th at 7pm, and December 16 at 2pm.
For more information please contact 716-816-4220, ext. 1108 or
This all female, non-binary Arts Academy cast will take you on a journey that is heart-pounding and surprising. They tell the tale of a teenager who goes to a special school but has an incredible passion for math and physics; who despises the colors yellow and brown and likes to wedge into cupboards from time to time; and who can easily become overwhelmed by sound, lights or touch and has to sit down and scream it out.
In 2015 Ms.Tilke Hill attended this show on Broadway; she was awestruck by the storytelling of this straight play (based on the book of the same name). Ms. Hill stated this was ‘the most theatrical production she has had the privilege to experience, including Broadway musicals.’ Daydreaming her way down 47th Street, out of the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, she hoped to someday share this powerful story through her artistry. Flash forward to 2017, the play has closed on Broadway and Ms. Hill has been offered an opportunity to direct a play at the Arts Academy. Perfect timing for Western New York to see this currently touring show. Due to the play’s structure, Ms. Hill was able to employ non-traditional casting and cast the best possible students for the ensemble piece regardless of gender. As fate would have it, the cast is comprised of multi-ethnic female and non-binary identifying students representing a true pocket of underrepresented voices in the theatre as well as the world at large.
The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time explores the universal feeling of being an outsider through celebrating our differences in a surprising and revealing way. Adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon’s best-selling 2003 novel about an outlier’s coming-of-age, the play won five Tony’s including one for Best Play in 2015.