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UPIKE theatre department presents first fall production

September 24, 2018 12:00 AM
Pikeville, KY

The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) theatre department will present the Tony and Olivier award-winning play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” beginning Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. The production will run from Sept. 25, 27-29, and Oct. 2, 4 and 5, with all performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Jenny Wiley Theatre in Pikeville.

Based on the frequently-challenged novel by Mark Haddon, the production was selected in celebration of Banned Books Week. The story is one of understanding and embracing circumstances as a boy with autism learns about himself and the world around him while investigating the murder of a neighbor’s dog.
 
“The message of this production lends itself to a larger conversation,” said Kim Willard, MFA, assistant professor of theatre at UPIKE. “Audiences will learn what it means to be different and how to embrace unique perspectives. As part of Banned Books Week, this work of fiction gives a very real lesson in the importance of intellectual freedom and the expression of language.”

The student production is directed by Willard and is the theatre program’s first production for the fall 2018 academic year.
 
“I couldn’t be prouder of the time and creativity that our students have put into this performance,” said Willard. “They never cease to amaze me at what they can accomplish artistically on top of their busy schedules.”
 
Tickets are $10 for the public and $5 with a UPIKE ID and will be available at the door. During opening night, a discount will be issued for attendees who bring a book in good condition to be donated. For more information on “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” contact the Office of Public Affairs at (606) 218-5270 or pr@upike.edu.
 
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