"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"
The John Cooper School Fine Arts Department is proud to present The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. This production was slated to take place on April 17, but due to the current school closures, students were not able to perform live. Instead, special permission by the author was given to perform the show for a virtual audience on Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m.
Here is a synopsis of the show:
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an 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 cast for the show features students in grades 9-12 including Mitchell Barton, Emma Boudousquie, Alejandro Canavati, Alexis Eckerson, Antonio Evans, Kaitlin Hinch, Lucienne Moran, Lemah Othman, Cameron Reed, Preston Rowley, Jay Suresh, Sebastian Vaughn, Hannah Weinman and Gaia Wilkinson. “The students have worked very hard on this production and I am very proud of their flexibility and adaptability to this online platform,” said Upper School Theatre Director Ashley Cooper.
This show will be premiering virtually via Zoom this Thursday, April 30 at 7 PM. Please note that some mature content in the production is recommended for viewers 13 and older.
If you would like to attend this Upper School performance, visit this link to register for a free online ticket:
The John Cooper School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory day school. Our mission is to provide a challenging education in a caring environment to a diverse group of select students, enabling them to become critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifetime learners.