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Players Circle Theatre Performs “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

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The inaugural season of Players Circle Theatre continues with the company’s upcoming production of the “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”  The play is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by British author Mark Haddon.

The story centers on the perspective of its lead character, a 15-year-old math savant seemingly on the autism spectrum, who embarks on an investigation into the murder of his neighbor’s dog and ends up discovering some much more impactful truth about his own life and family.

We’re taking a closer look at the play and its impact on raising autism awareness with Players Circle Theatre co-founders Bob Cacioppo and Carrie Lund.  We’ll also hear from the show’s star, 17-year-old actor Harvey Evans and Leigh Anna Nowak.  She’s coordinator of the Ft. Myers branch office for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities through University of South Florida.

If You Go:

Player Circle Theatre’s Production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

Where:  Players Circle Theatre at the Shell Factory

16554 N Cleveland Ave, North Fort Myers, FL 33903

Box Office: 239-800-3292

When:  The show runs from March 25 through April 12

*March 29 matinee performance and April 2 performance will also include audience “talk back” sessions with actors and autism experts

John Davis has been a full-time Reporter/Producer for WGCU since 2009. He is the local host for NPR’s Morning Edition and producer and host for WGCU’s radio talk program Gulf Coast Live! John came to WGCU as an intern in 2007, and is now reporting on a broad spectrum of topics of interest to Southwest Florida.  Prior to joining WGCU, he worked at WDUQ-FM in Pittsburgh, PA covering local government and general assignments.John studied journalism at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Florida Gulf Coast University. His work has garnered awards from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Radio Television Digital News Association, and a first place award and “Best in Show” from the Florida Associated Press for his investigative work in 2011.