IRT Opens Season with “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

INDIANAPOLIS — The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens and based on the novel by Mark Haddon will debut one of its first post-Broadway stagings at the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT).  The production is slated to run on the OneAmerica Mainstage from September 19 through October 14, following a highly successful Broadway tour that resulted in five Tony Awards including Best Play.
In addition to the excitement of being one of the first to produce this new play which the New York Times heralds as “one of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway,” the IRT is delighted for another kind of first.
Mickey Rowe, a Seattle-based professional actor will be the first American autistic actor to play the lead role of Christopher Boone, the 15-year-old mathematical genius who attempts to solve a local mystery — the murder of the dog next door.
Given the subject matter of the play and its potential impact, the IRT is undertaking specific outreach into the community by offering sensory friendly performances, which will create a welcoming environment for people with and without autism.  The public sensory friendly performance is scheduled for September 30 at 1 p.m. A sensory friendly student matinee is scheduled for October 11 at 10 a.m.
The creative team of Curious Incident is preparing a production that will powerfully affect all theatregoers. More than nine creative team members including a projections designer, movement coordinator, fight choreographer and dialect coach, as well as the traditional scenic, lighting, sound and costume designers will thematically share one boy’s perspective as he uncovers a captivating neighborhood mystery.
Tickets are on sale now at or by calling 317-635-5252. The theatre is located at 140 W. Washington St.