The plot follows fifteen-year-old Christopher — on the autism spectrum — who has an extraordinary mind and a mystery to solve. Someone has killed the next-door neighbor’s dog with a garden fork and Christopher himself is a suspect. Determined to discover the true culprit, Christopher embarks on a detective journey, leading him to an earth-shattering discovery that will change his life forever.
This Simon Stephens’s Tony Award-winning adaptation of Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel offers a richly theatrical exploration of this equally humorous and heartbreaking story.
Take part in a play by reading the dialogue as one of the characters and dive into thought-provoking discussions about the script.
Through a series of Zoom calls led by Resident Assistant Director Whitaker Gannon, everyone will gain a deeper understanding for the theatrical work that happens before you even see the curtain rise. Each virtual meeting will cover one act and conclude with a casual, friendly discussion.
No experience? No stress. This is open to people with varying levels of theatre experience, from the enthusiastic audience-member to the theatre pro.
Whitaker Gannon is a veteran of the Arts Center stage, having performed in six of our theatre productions and served as the assistant director for four productions. Additionally, she has taught several theatre and dance camps at the Arts Center over the past six years.
Whitaker graduated from Wake Forest University in 2019, as a Presidential Scholar in Art, majoring in Communications and graduating cum laude. She participated in multiple theatrical productions in various capacities: directing, performing, composing, and scenic designing.