Pictured: Jamie Sanders
Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2017/18 season with the 2015 Tony Award-Winning play THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME adapted by Simon Stephens, based on the bestselling novel by Mark Haddon and directed by Marissa Wolf, KCRep’s Director of New Works and Artistic Associate.
Called “one of the most fully immersive shows ever to wallop Broadway” by The New York Times, CURIOUS INCIDENT follows the story of Christopher, an exceptionally intelligent teenaged boy who is ill-equipped to deal with the pressures of everyday life. After he falls under suspicion for killing a neighbor’s dog, Christopher sets out on a mission to discover the real culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
“I’m overjoyed to bring this beautiful, buoyant play to life with our talented team,” says Wolf. “Audiences will experience CURIOUS INCIDENT through Christopher’s lens as he navigates the complexities of growing up. I especially love that within this funny and moving play, Christopher’s Autism is also his super-power, as he offers raw, brilliant insights into the world.”
CURIOUS INCIDENT will feature New York-based actor Jamie Sanders as 15-year-old Christopher Boone. Jamie himself has Tourette’s Syndrome, a type of tic disorder. An accomplished young actor (who also happens to be the son of professional actors Jay O. Sanders and Maryann Plunkett), Jamie has built an international following through his advocacy for Tourette’s and Autism awareness.
In addition to Sanders, the cast for CURIOUS INCIDENT is made up entirely of Kansas City-based actors. They are (in alphabetical order): Chioma Anyanwu, Rufus Burns, Jason Chanos, Walter Coppage, Bree Elrod, Peggy Friesen, Nicole Marie Green, Andy Perkins, and Stephanie Rae Roberts.
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME runs January 26th – February 18th. For more information visit kcrep.org.