About The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time follows the story of Christopher Boone, a 15 year old, who is exceptional at Maths but finds people confusing. The play opens with Christopher discovering a dead dog in his neighbor, Mrs Shears', garden. Despite his father, Ed, warning Christopher not to get involved, Christopher decides to investigate the death of the dog. In doing so he discovers that his mother is not dead as his father had told him, but alive and well, living in London. He also discovers that it was his father who killed the dog.

Christopher feels that his father is a murderer, who he cannot trust. He can no longer live with him and so he bravely travels to London to find his mother. Christopher has difficulty settling into his new life in London and returns to Swindon to take his A-level Maths exam. The play ends with him passing the exam and the realization that he can do anything he puts his mind to.

Dakota Ridge High School

Dakota Ridge High School Theatre Company had its first production in 1996 followed by its first musical, "The Music Man" in 1997.  Since that time, the Dakota Ridge stage has seen over 50 productions with five different directors, each bringing her or his own unique flair and talents to the department.  Throughout the years, the program has striven to achieve the same goal: to introduce as many students as possible to the dramatic and performing arts while maintaining a high quality program.