Driftwood auditions for ‘Curious Incident’

  • Wed Feb 12th, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

By Kat Bryant

Grays Harbor News Group

Auditions will be held Feb. 22 and 23 for supporting roles in the Driftwood Players’ next production: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”

Director Brad Duffy is seeking five men and five women ages 20 to 70 to play Siobhan (schoolteacher), Ed (father), Judy (mother), and an ensemble of three men and three women.

The lead role was cast last month: Sullivan Noble, 23, of Ocean Shores is playing Christopher.

“We have been meeting weekly since January to give him a head start because of the magnitude of the role,” said Duffy. “Based on what I have seen from him so far, I’m expecting great things.”

The two-act mystery by Mark Haddon (based on his 2003 novel) won the 2015 Tony Award for best play.

The central character, 15-year-old Christopher, has an extraordinary brain. He’s exceptional at mathematics, but is 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.

But now, seven minutes after midnight, Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, which has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, he carefully records each fact of the crime. His detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

Auditions will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, and at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Driftwood Playhouse, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen.

The production will open May 1.

For more information, please contact Duffy at bwduffy@earthlink.net.