The Tony and Olivier Award-winning play opens Monday, August 12
WHITEFIELD, NH – August 5, 2019 – The Weathervane Theatre, a professional, award-winning, equity theatre in Whitefield, NH, is proud to present The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens. Join unlikely hero Christopher in his quest for truth, understanding, and the answer to a neighborhood mystery. Based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, this international smash is directed by Tony Award winner Cady Huffman. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opens Monday, August 12 and plays in alternating repertory through August 29th. The production is sponsored by Anthony and Elisabeth Colacino.
Like all titles presented in this season, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has never been before presented on the Weathervane stage:
“Selecting titles for an alternating rep season is a unique challenge. Not only do you have to create a season full of variety, it is also important to me that the stories and people we represent are dynamic. Not only did Curious Incident provide name recognition due to its best-selling novel, it provides us an alternative hero in Christopher Boone which I think only enhances our options as artists and storytellers,” said Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini.
When it came to selecting a director for this coveted piece Paulini had only one candidate in mind:
“Cady is known for her iconic Broadway musical roles, but her concept and approach are incredibly visceral, honest, and creative. She brings a movement background to elevate the text and essentially choreograph this very musical non-musical.”
Cady Huffman is perhaps best known for her Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning performance as “Ulla” in The Producers on Broadway opposite Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. In addition to a reputable stage career, Cady is a 2019 Daytime Emmy nominee for her work on the digital series After Forever.
Huffman was introduced to Weathervane through Weathervane director Amiee Turner and was instantly drawn to the project:
“It’s a very powerful piece of theater. It reflects feelings of isolation, longing for independence and the desire to connect with love. It’s funny, it’s moving, it’s troubling at times. It’s the best things theater is made of. That’s why it’s so popular. The circumstances may be different, but as humans, we can all relate. And we all love rooting for the underdog!”
“I love the cinematic aspects of Curious Incident. There are 60+ "scenes". They should flow seamlessly. As a former dancer I could imagine how my actors could move from scene to scene and I could see that lighting and sound would play very heavily in the storytelling. I love that kind of collaboration.”
Huffman expands on the collaboration with the actors and designers at Weathervane:
“Everyone works very hard and is willing. Willingness is what I crave as a director. Getting into the rehearsal room with a bunch of courageous people and learning from them is amazing!”
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will perform on the Weathervane stage August 12, 13, 23 and 29 at 8 PM with an added 2 PM matinee on the 23rd. Tickets range from $29-39 and can be purchased online at weathervanetheatre.org or by phone at 603.837.9010.