George Fox University’s theatre department presents ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ as its spring drama

March 18th, 2019

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Shows scheduled April 4-7 and April 11-14 in school’s Wood-Mar Auditorium

NEWBERG, Ore. – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play, will take over George Fox University’s Wood-Mar Auditorium over two successive weekends in April.

Directed by JeanneAnn Faris, a senior theatre major, the play runs Thursday through Sunday, April 4-7, and again Thursday through Sunday, April 11-14, in the school’s Wood-Mar Auditorium. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the two Sunday performances, scheduled as 2 p.m. matinees.

Tickets – $12 for general admission, $8 for seniors and George Fox alumni, and $6 for students and children under 12 – can be purchased online at Tickets are also available for purchase in the university’s box office, located in the Bruin Store, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, or in the lobby box office one hour prior to each production.

The play, written by Mark Haddon, opens with Christopher – a high-functioning 15-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome – standing over the dead body of his neighbor’s murdered dog. Who has killed Wellington? Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher embarks on a quest to solve the mystery despite his father’s fierce opposition. What he discovers changes his life forever. The inspiring story explores the mystery of the human mind and the power of forgiveness.

“To me, this story is about relationship,” Faris said. “In each of Christopher’s close relationships, he finds the same things – comfort, safety, care, patience, attention, a listening ear, truth and trust. The relationships Christopher does not connect with involve judgment, control, force, demand, impatience and fear.

“People are messy. Christopher knows this, deeply. But it’s when he shares his mess with others, they share theirs with him, and they take responsibility for all of the mess together, that Christopher realizes he can do anything.”

The George Fox University theatre department has been recognized by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. with awards for individual acting, set design, and overall production.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university. Money magazine ranked it the No. 1 school in Oregon in its 2017-18 “Best Colleges for Your Money” list. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Kathy Harris
Administrative Assistant, Theatre Department
George Fox University

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