A Curious Winter Play

by Lauren Menjivar '18

Mark your calendars everyone! The winter play is just around the corner. There is much to anticipate for the new production because it is  like nothing we have ever done in the past.

This winter, the cast is performing The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time based on the national bestseller novel by Mark Haddon and adapted by Simon Stephens. The plot revolves around a young, intelligent fifteen-year old boy named Christopher Boone (played by Angela Li ‘19), who finds himself at the front lawn of his neighbor’s house one night, staring down at the dog who was recently murdered. No one knows who may have killed the neighbor’s dog, so Christopher decides to investigate on it himself, and throughout his journey, he discovers a secret that changes his life forever.

For the last two months and a half, actors Grace D. ‘18, Kaela D. ‘18, Rachel H. ‘18, Alex Jeong ‘18, Caroline M. ‘18, Reevie F. ‘19, Angela L. ‘19, Anuoluwa A. ‘20, William L. ‘20, Illia R. ‘20, Alex C ‘21, and Rebecca W. ‘21, Mr. Kent, and the stage crew have been working non-stop to give the best performances for the St. Mark’s community. Unlike past plays, there is no set change, but instead the whole play is performed in the round, and for the first time in a couple of years, we are finally opening the fourth side of the black box for the audience. There are also many lights and music cues that set the stage of the mood perfectly. The actors have been polishing up their British and Irish accents for their characters. There will be a couple of intense sequences to watch out for by the cast. You will be amazed!

Come out and support the St. Mark’s theater production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time! The cast will perform it from February 28-March 3. Reserve your tickets by emailing back to Mr. Kent. We added an additional night instead of the usual three performances, and the fourth night is open to the public so spread the word! We hope to see you all at the Black Box Theater!