June 20-25, 2017

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including BEST PLAY, is coming to Tempe as part of the 16/17 season! Hailed as "One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway" by The New York Times, this "dazzling" (Associated Press) adaptation is the Tony Award®-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott. Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

ASL Interpretation is available on Saturday Matinee by request.  Request must be made at least two weeks out from the performance based on availability through the ASU Gammage Box Office at or 480-965-3434.

Contains Adult Language.

Get ready for a uniquely exciting theatrical experience! Staged in a box-like set, the play uses projections, music, sound effects and choreography to illuminate Christopher’s whirling thoughts. Tony-winning director Marianne Elliott (War Horse) presents a series of fast-paced scenes in which Christopher’s point of view is reflected through interaction with his parents and teacher, plus various neighbors and authority figures portrayed by an ensemble cast. You’ll be dazzled by your journey into Christopher’s world—including a surprise post-curtain call scene that’s not to be missed.

Very young children won’t be able to follow the story and may be upset by the death of the title canine. For tweens and teens, however, The Curious Incident is an ideal first Broadway play featuring an endearing lead character they’ll identify with and root for. See it with your family!

ASU Gammage acknowledges the generous support of our season sponsors.