The Vortex Theatre Presents: 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

By Simon Stephens, based on the book by Mark Haddon

Directed by Leslee Richards

On Friday, September 21, 2018, the Vortex Theatre opens The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Simon Stephens, based on the popular novel by Mark Haddon and directed by Leslee Richards.

The play premiered in 2012 in London and won 7 Olivier awards in 2013, including Best New Play. It premiered on Broadway in 2014 and won the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding New Broadway Play, the 2015 Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play, and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. 

Director Richards has directed several plays at the Vortex including The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Sex with Strangers, and Macbeth, and at the Adobe Theatre (Pride and Prejudice, Talley’s Folly and Rabbit Hole).  She said, “This is tremendously challenging play. We are trying to give the audience a picture of how Christopher’s brain works and it is a very unusual brain.”

Featuring Tim Crofton as Ed, Bridget S. Dunne as Judy and Holly Gilster as Sioban, the cast also includes Thomas Yegerlehner as Christopher. Laira Magnusson, Tait Pederson, Ninette Mordaunt, Bon Boulom, Hannah Davis and Caedmon Holland form the ensemble. Judith Chazen-Bennahum is the movement director. Mary Rossman is the set designer.

Show & Ticket Info: 

Performances are Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $22 for general admission, $19 for Albuquerque Theatre Guild and SAG/AFTRA members and $15 for students 12 – 18. Pay What You Will Sunday, September 23. Talkback with directors and cast, Sunday, September 30. For a full schedule, please see www.vortexabq.org. Reservations and ticket purchases can be made online at vortexabq.org or by calling 505-247- 8600. 

About the Vortex Theatre:

The Vortex is Albuquerque’s oldest continuously-running Black Box Theatre, a pioneering venue for classic, contemporary, and cutting-edge theatre since 1976. This 501(c)3 non-profit community playhouse entertains audiences year-round with some of the city’s finest productions, including our annual Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Vortex is located at 2900 Carlisle Avenue NE.

Above: Tim Crofton as Ed, Thomas Yegerlehner as Christopher, and Holly Gilster as Sioban. Photo by Ryan Dobbs.