Exit Seven Players Theater announces auditions for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by appointment only Sunday, September 19, between 12-3pm or Wednesday, September 22, between 6:30 and 9pm with callbacks on Sunday, September 26 (if necessary) at Exit Seven Players Theater, 37 Chestnut Street in Ludlow.

You can sign up for a slot during these dates/times at Signup Genius here.

Directed by Michael O. Budnick
Produced by Jami Wilson and Christine Greene

Written by Simon Stephens, adapted from the novel by Mark Haddon

Full audition information is here.

Performance Dates: February 11, 12, 18, 19, 2022 at 8pm and February 13, 20 at 2pm. 

Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. “This adaptation by the acclaimed playwright Simon Stephens is intensely, innately theatrical; it is also funny and extremely moving…resonates with quality.” —Telegraph (London). “…just terrific…a profoundly moving play about adolescence, fractured families, mathematics, colours and lights…dazzling.” —Independent (London). “A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.” —Evening Standard (London).


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 Play is set in the present in Swindon, England and London.

All roles are open; no roles are pre-cast. All actors will be members of an ensemble who are onstage for much of the play and most play multiple characters – even inanimate objects! Casting will be without regard to ethnicity and actors of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to audition. Actors who are neurodiverse (“on the spectrum”) and their allies/family members are strongly encouraged to come out for this production. Also, newcomers are ALWAYS welcome at Exit 7. Ages are playing ages only, actors of all ages will be considered. The role of Christopher Boone must be played convincingly as a teen male. Characters are working-class, strongly binary males and females, but actors of any gender may be considered for roles.  

There is movement required by all the actors in the company. This is very much ensemble and actor-based movement 
and requires no prior specific training but is very much an integral element to this production. For all company members it will require a willingness to move with precision, speed, agility and imagination. For certain company members it will also require strength, stamina and athleticism.

Again, full audition information including character descriptions and links to sides and other documents are available on our web site here.

Exit Seven is a community theater group located in Ludlow, Massachusetts that was founded in the spring of 1984. Located on Chestnut Street in the historic auditorium of what was previously the Ludlow High School, the Exit Seven Players have focused on renovating the Chestnut Street Theater while bringing exceptional theatrical experiences to Western Massachusetts. Each year we typically present two fully-staged and well orchestrated musicals, one or two non-musical plays and a summer youth production. Many of our productions are sold-out; we feature outstanding local and regional talent and are widely recognized as one of the highest quality community theater organizations in the region.


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