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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Wego Drama at West Chicago Community High School continues their 2019-20 season with a powerful production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” presented Nov. 7-9, 2019. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults available in advance at or at the door. The production will take place at the school in Weyrauch Auditorium, 326 Joliet St., West Chicago.

The play, adapted by Simon Stephens, is based on the award-winning novel by Mark Haddon. The story is about Christopher Boone, an autistic teenager, who sets off to solve a mystery and experiences a grand adventure. Through humor and heartbreak, a family has their secrets come out to the world. From novel to stage, the production includes a “play within a play.”

Wego Drama President Ryan Castiglia states, “Telling this story is incredibly challenging.  It is honestly the hardest show we’ve done in four years. Yet, it is also one of the most significant.”

Nathan Bradley adds, “I am so excited to be in this show. Playing Christopher is an actor’s dream.  We go on his adventure and learn a great deal. The entire company is committed to bringing awareness to the strengths of people who live a life that is different than the norm.”

Noemi Lara concludes, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is significant to our society. I am positive that the audience will be mesmerized by the story and all the storytelling that we do on stage. The technical work is some our coolest ever. I am so proud to share this work with the audience, because this story must be told.”

The company includes from Carol Stream:  Maggie Hancock, Samuel Incrocci, and Alysa Solomon.

From West Chicago:  Evelyn Aldaco, Kenya Bahena, Danny Boyce, Nathan Bradley, Melissa Casimiro, Ryan Castiglia, Josie Kotke, DJ LaPlaca, Noemi Lara, Grace Miller, Felipe Perezchica, Isabel Poulterer, Elizabeth Ryan, Quentin Stone, Leah Wheatley, and Christopher Year.

From Winfield: Ava Fini, Elizabeth Hurley, Ben Jimenez, Cassi Villa, Katherine Vander Plaats, Olivia Wesling, and Jazmin Wilkins. 

Included in the production is special guest Maleficient Elza.  The play is directed by Mark Begovich. Scenic design is by Chris Jensen.  Costume design is by kClare McKellaston.  Hair and Make-up is by Jamie Elza.

The show is Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 7-9 at 7:00 p.m. at Community High School, 326 Joliet St., West Chicago.  Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adult and are available at and the door. The production of the award-winning play based on the novel by Mark Haddon and adapted by Simon Stephens is produced by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, New York.

Wego Drama at West Chicago Community High School is proud to represent the community, state, and United States as part of the 2020 Edinburgh Fringe Festival-The World’s Largest Performing Arts Festival.  For more information on how you can support Wego Drama, contact Mark Begovich at or visit

Students rehearsing for "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"             Students rehearsing for "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"

(l to r) Samual Incrocci and Nathan Bradley                           (l to r) Nathan Bradley and Ryan Castiglia