CDC Theater Arts students present 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'

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BENNINGTON — On May 2, 3 and 4, students in the CDC Theater Arts program will present "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," a play by Simon Stephens based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Mark Haddon.

The play is a mystery and a serious drama, with a great deal of humor. It has something for everyone and an important message. It has been performed worldwide and is the winner of five Tonys. In the Theater Arts production, the 40 characters are played by 14 talented students. Several play a number of roles, and all are on stage during the entire play, quickly switching characters.

The play is directed by CDC instructors Tim Foley and Eric Peterson, the producing artistic director of Oldcastle Theatre Company. Of this production, Peterson said," It has been a joy working on the play, which has an important story to tell and employs a rich, imaginative approach to staging. It is some of the best work our class has done in the 26 years we've been teaching theater arts." Foley agrees, "It's a smart group of dedicated students who are interested in telling this story."

Showtimes are May 2, 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. at the Mount Anthony Union High School Auditorium. The play is suitable for people 11 years old and older; There is some strong language in this production, as there is in the novel. This occurs at the very beginning of the show and infrequently at other points during the show. Admission is free with donations to the Theater Arts Program accepted.

The Southwest Vermont Career Development Center Theater Arts students study all aspects of theater including; acting, writing, directing and technical theater. For more information call 447-7511.

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