Barn plans mystery with added twist of mental ailment


Press Release posted by Bob Evans


(Kansas City, MO. April 29, 2019). He doesn’t like to be touched or held. The thought of venturing beyond his street terrifies him. What we call everyday life is an overwhelming test for him. Now he stands accused of savagely murdering his neighbor’s dog. Join the Barn Players at the Arts Asylum, 1000 East 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106, Thursday, May 23rd through Sunday, June 2nd, and meet the brilliant, challenged teen hero of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME.

Adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens from the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME delves into the extraordinary brain of Christopher Boone. Yes, he is mathematically exceptional, yet he’s also unprepared to hazard day-to-day living. When he finds himself under suspicion of brutally killing his neighbor’s dog he becomes determined to solve the mystery himself. Soon his detective work takes him on a thrilling journey that will upend his world.

Winner of seven Olivier Awards in London’s West End and five Tony Awards including Best Play, Ben Brantley of the New York Times said, “…this is one of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway. So be prepared to have all your emotional and sensory buttons pushed, including a few you may have not known existed.”

The Barn Players presentation of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is being directed by esteemed Barn veteran Jessica Franz; with Jace Willcutt as Christopher Boone, and a supporting cast of players that includes: Larissa Briley, Arthur Clifford, Joyce Halford, Michael Juncker, Shea Ketchum, Sean Leistico, Megan McCranie, Cameron Reynolds, and Chelsea Rolfes.

The Barn Players are also happy to share that during their production of CURIOUS INCIDENT they will donate one dollar ($1) for every ticket sold to Camp Encourage (, a local camp for children overcoming the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Volunteers from the camp will be at the show Thursday, May 30th with information about their camp and their programs. Please think of joining us then!

WHAT: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, a Barn Players Presentation.  WHEN: Thursday, May 23rd through Sunday, June 2nd, 2019. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm. WHERE: The Barn Players at The Arts Asylum, 1000 East 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106. TICKETS: Adult tickets are $20; Senior (Age 65+) tickets are $18.00; Group tickets of 10 or more are $15 each; Students (with ID) tickets are $15. You may buy tickets online at:, or reserve via phone at 913.432.9100, or at the Barn’s box office. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

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