Peninsula College Drama Department presents first-ever Zoom performance

‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime’ to be livestreamed June 12-13, 17

PORT ANGELES — “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime,” a play about a teenage boy and the mystery behind the murder of a dog, will be performed by the Peninsula College Drama Department using Zoom at 7:30 p.m. June 12-13 and 17.

The performance — the first ever done by the college via Zoom — will be livestreamed. Download the free Zoom computer application through www.zoom.us.

Will Fleck will portray Christopher, with Emily Loucks as Siohban — his teacher — and Graham Nott as Ed.

Lara Starcevich will direct the performance, with Mark Valentine and Richard Stephens as assistant directors.

Tickets are free to Peninsula College students and $6 for the general public. To buy tickets, contact Starcevich at [email protected].

Christopher is a 15-year-old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, a developmental disorder that is on the autism spectrum.

As Christopher navigates through a strange world with the help of his teacher, he dedicates himself to figuring out the culprit behind the death of Wellington, a neighbor’s beloved pet dog.

In the process, he finds out more about his past and the secrets those he meets may be keeping.

“The beauty within the show is the inspiring fact that, although Christopher thinks much differently from the other characters in the play and often has trouble relating to others, he is still able to overcome the challenges he is faced with throughout the story,” said Kari Desser, Peninsula College public information officer, in a press release.

“Additionally, the show is a testament to how families that are less than functional can still find ways to love one another and stay together. The more the story progresses, the more apparent it becomes that no amount of dysfunction in his life will stop Christopher’s light from shining through,” Desser added.

“The Curious Incident” is based on a mystery novel written by Mark Haddon and released in 2003. It sold more than 2 million copies and won the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year award.

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