The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Zach Theatre

Jan. 31 - Mar. 04, 2018

ZACH Theatre is proud to announce the cast for the Austin premiere of the Tony Award ® Winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.  Based on the novel by Marc Haddon and adapted by Simon Stephens, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time plays on stage in ZACH’s Topfer Theatre, January 31 – March 4, 2018 with direction by Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley. 

At the first regional theatre in Texas to produce The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Dave Steakley explains his excitement for bringing this piece to Austin, “Curious Incident is one of the most inventive, theatrical plays to emerge in recent years and it presents the opportunity to create unique scenic and projection designs matched with a physical storytelling which engages the whole company. I was captivated by the imagination employed in the production I saw in London where I saw it, and I want our audience to experience this phenomenal work and be swept into Christopher's world in a way that is memorable for its' full immersion into a character's perspective.” 

Winner of the 2015 Tony Award ® for Best New Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a “dazzling, pulse-pounding and remarkable” (Time Out New York) adaptation of Mark Haddon’s internationally best-selling novel. Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain and is very gifted at math. He is exceptionally intelligent, but unfortunately ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing the neighbor’s dog, Christopher is determined to identify the culprit in true Sherlock Holmes style, which leads him on a thrilling journey across London that will change his life forever. ZACH’s production will immerse you inside Christopher’s world with physical storytelling and an extraordinary video design. 

Feature by Nancy Wozny in Arts&Culture Texas, January 15, 2018

Feature by Nicole Villalpando on how to do a "sensory-friendly" performance of the piece, Austin Statesman, February 19, 2018

VISA is Leader Sponsor of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time with Kathleen and Harvey Guion and Colleen and Tom Terkel as Executive Producers, and KMFA as a Supporting Sponsor.



Preston Straus – Christopher

Nick Stevenson – Ed Boone

Katie Kohler – Siobhan

Meredith McCall – Judy Boone

Lara Wright – Woman 1

Elise Ogden – Woman 2

André Martin – Man 1

Dave Yakubik – Man 2



Dave Steakley – Director

Stephanie Busing – Scenic and Projection Designer

Emily Gilardi – Costume Designer

Serret Jensen – Hair and Makeup Designer

Rachel Atkinson – Lighting Designer

Sydney Rhiannon Smith – Assistant Lighting Designer 

Craig Brock – Sound Designer

Steve Baglio – Properties Designer

Amanda Cooley Davis – Dialect Coach

Toby Minor – Fight Choreographer

Hunter Regian – Movement Coach

Colleen Doyle – Animal Supervisor 

Catherine Anne Tucker – Stage Manager

Megan Barrett – Assistant Stage Manager

Natalie Kratochvil – Assistant Stage Manager

 Age recommendation: Ten and up for some strong language

Run Time: Two hours and 35 minutes including one intermission

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's novel
Zach Theatre

January 31 - March 04, 2018
Zach Theatre
1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX, 78704

Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Special Events in celebration of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time:

  • Pride Night – Thursday, February 1, 2018 
  • Wednesday Post-Show Discussion – Wednesday, February 7, 2018
  • ASL Interpreted, Open Captioned, and Audio Described – Wednesday, February 7, 2018
  • Champagne Opening – Thursday, February 8, 2018
  • Sensory Friendly Matinee Performance – Saturday, February 24, 2018

 Tickets start at $25 and are available online at, by phone at 512-476-0541, or in person at the ZACH Theatre Box Office, in the Topfer Theatre, 202 South Lamar Boulevard (corner of Riverside Drive and South Lamar) Monday through Saturday, 12– 5p.m.  ZACH Theatre is wheelchair accessible.  Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more. Student Rush Tickets are $20 one hour before show time (with valid ID).

 Age Recommendation: Ten and up for some strong language

Run time: Two hours and 35 minutes including one intermission.

Ticket $30 - $80 plus fees; student rush tickets $20 (ID required).

Go to ticketing page.