Upcoming Shows

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

The Southwestern College theatre department will present the Tony- and Olivier-award-winning play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” Nov. 8-11, in Messenger Recital Hall in the Darbeth Fine Arts Building. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, 9, and 10, and at 2 p.m., on Nov. 11.

Based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling 2003 novel, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” follows Christopher Boone, an extraordinary boy (played by Ryan Pangracs) who is falsely accused of killing the neighbor’s dog. Step by step, Christopher overcomes his fears and embarks on an unforgettable journey to find the true perpetrator, ultimately changing his life forever.

Jennifer Hemphill, assistant professor of theatre, will direct the production.  The cast includes Scarlet Green, Tanner Schartz, Ondreya Seahorn, Lizzy Santana, Raynee Case, Shawn Knepper, Meagan Morrow, Ryan Pangracs, Kaela Massey, and Aidan Wells Filbert.

“We are thrilled to bring this piece to life,” Hemphill says.  “The play offers a minimalistic set and an ensemble-based performance, with an original score by Scott Olney. The production is not to be missed.”

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” contains adult content and some language. It is not recommended for children under 13. Tickets are free for Southwestern College students and faculty. Additional tickets are $6 for students outside of Southwestern College, $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors.

For more information or to reserve tickets, call (620) 221-7720, (620) 229-6272, or email

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