The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Dazzles the Wharton Center This April

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Don’t miss out on this critically-acclaimed production

Adapted from Mark Haddon’s 2003 novel of the same name, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time tells the story of Christopher, a fifteen-year-old boy who has suddenly become a suspect in the mysterious murder of his neighbor’s beloved dog. As he falls under suspicion for the death of his canine friend, he sets out to discover who the real murderer is while pursuing an adventure that will change his life forever.

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Winner of five Tony Awards in 2015 and recipient of seven Olivier Awards in 2013, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a must-see play by Simon Stephens coming to the Wharton Center of the Performing Arts this April.

“It’s an incredible story,” said Bob Hoffman, the public relations manager at the Wharton Center “It’s done in a way that is very minimalistic but yet so advanced. You are following Christopher as he leaves his house on a journey to discover who killed his neighbor’s dog. You are able to follow him to the big city of London using just one stage. It’s really incredible.”

Not only will the audience be fascinated by the show’s amazing theatrics, 10.5 million pixels of projection and 373 lighting cues on stage, they will also be able to dive into the vivid imagination of Christopher. With a remarkable mind and exceptional intelligence, Christopher, a young man on the autism spectrum, discovers what really happened to his neighbor’s dog while also discovering more about himself.

“Christopher is intelligent,” Hoffman said. “He’s witty. He’s determined. You can’t help but fall in love with his character. Yes, he is on the spectrum, but this show makes you really open your eyes to some of the preconceived notions you may have had about anyone on the spectrum.”

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As audience members understand more about Christopher’s character in the play, they also get to experience an amazing story unfold that the The New York Times called “one of the most fully immersive shows ever to wallop Broadway.”

“I love seeing plays and I love theatre,” Hoffman said. “So sometimes it’s refreshing to get something new and something different. We love the mega-musicals here [at the Wharton Center]. Those are always great and enlightening, but isn’t it fun to get a play that really dives deep into a subject that is relatable to everyone?”

If you’re looking to be not only amazed but deeply inspired this April, don’t miss out on this Broadway phenomenon as it hits the Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall on the 11th through the 16th of April 2017.

For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit or call 1.800.WHARTON.


Diana Nicoletti is a senior pursuing a double major in professional writing and creative advertising. When she isn’t typing away, she is jamming out to Fleetwood Mac and discovering new albums to spin on her record player, appropriately named Stevie. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @dnicks23.


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