STOCKTON – Delta Drama returns later this month with a new production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” based on the mystery novel by British writer Mark Haddon.
The play, which is free and open to the community, tells the story of 15-year-old Christopher and his extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers.
Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.
The new production runs at the Tillie Lewis Theatre the weekends of Feb. 28-March 1 and March 6-March 8. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Director Dennis Beasley
Costume Designer Jonathan Singer
Set/Projection Designer Kevin Bautch
Lighting Designer/Sound Designer Matt Litfin
Christopher Joseph Dahl
Ed Ben Wimer
Siobhan Nina Thiel
Judy Daniela Santiuste-Loera
Mrs Shears and Others Rachel Engh
Roger and Others Adrion Barker
Policeman and Others Marcus Richard
Reverend Peters and Others Christopher Bailey Hunter
No. 40 and Others Kayla McConnell
Mrs. Alexander, Posh Woman Zemmoia Bryant
Voice #1 Cassie Garcia
Voice #2 Nick Hernandez
Voice #4 Vincent Sosa
Voice #5 Alexandra Perez
Voice #6 Brianna Pacheco
About Delta Drama:
The Drama Program believes in the importance of providing to the college community a Drama curriculum that develops knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for transfer to the upper division level as well as fulfilling AA Degree general education requirements.
The Drama Program provides a rigorous, disciplined, and integrated curriculum designed to meet the vocational demands of the theatre profession. We offer scholarships to new students who qualify.
The Actor Training program is a two-year course of study in which students who have successfully auditioned can concentrate their efforts in rigorous acting classes three times a week in the first year and five times a week in the second year, while also studying stagecraft in separate technical classes.