Two young actors sit on the edge of a darkened stage in rehearsal for the play 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' at Laguna Blanca School.
Leads Ada Green, left, as Siobhan, and Luca D’Agruma as Christopher rehearse their roles for ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.’ Credit: Emma Schubert, Laguna Blanca School

Laguna Blanca Theatre invites community members to see the school’s performance of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,” 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 and Sunday, Jan. 15 at Spaulding Theatre, 4125 Paloma Drive in Hope Ranch.

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,” a coming-of-age story/mystery that reveals family secrets and inspires self-discovery, won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play.

In the play, the main character, Christopher, 15, has an extraordinary brain. But, while he is exceptional at math, he is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

Christopher has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road; he detests being touched; and he distrusts strangers.

As the story opens, it is seven minutes past midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s slain dog, Wellington.

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 upends his world.

For tickets, visit https://lagunablancatheatre.ticketleap.com/curious2023/.

The cast includes:

Christopher, played by Luca D’Agruma (’23); Siobhan – Ada Green (’25;) Ed – Dylan Charney (’24); Judy – Emma Schubert (’23); Duty Sergeant, Man Behind Counter, Drunk 2, Information, Roger – Noah Olorin Dehli (’24); Mrs. Alexander, woman, shopkeeper – Amelie Dalporto (’24); Rev. Peters, Station Guard London Policeman – Lucas Acosta (’24); Policeman, Mr. Thompson, Uncle Terry, Drunk 1, Man with Socks – Owen Noble (’24); Mr. Wise, Station Police – Niccolo D’Agruma (’26); Mrs. Shears, Punk Girl – Eleanor Crafton (’25); Number 40, Lady on Street, Posh Woman – Elisabeth Robilio (’26); Mrs. Gascoyne – Evie Comis (’26).