Win tickets to opening weekend of ‘The Curious Incident’ at Selma Arts Center

All local theater eyes are on the Selma Arts Center and its new, highly anticipated production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” You can win a pair of tickets to opening weekend. The production runs Feb. 15-25.

The play was a monster hit on Broadway in 2015, winning five Tony awards, including Best Play. Adapted from the popular book by Mark Haddon, the play tells the story of 15-year-old Christopher Boone, “a 15-year-old with an extraordinary brain who is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.” Part detective story and part intensive tour of an amazing and troubled mind, the story is highly theatrical. The production is directed by Selma Arts Center guest director Ruth Griffin, a Fresno State theater director known for her innovative incorporation of movement and classical drama to brighten her shows.

The contest is open only to members, donors and individual sponsors of The Munro Review. Tax-deductible memberships start at $5 a month, and you can make a one-time donation of as little as $3. (Paid memberships help keep the site running, and paid members get special members-only benefits. Please consider a paid membership in support of independent, local arts journalism.) A free membership option is available. For details on how to join, go to the Membership and Sponsorship page. No purchase, donation or membership is necessary to enter the ticket giveaway.

To enter this giveaway, leave a reply on this post (see below) answering this question: Did you read the book version of “Curious Incident”? What did you like about it? (Or, if you haven’t read the book or would prefer not to offer a mini-literary critique, just tell me why you want to see the show.) Also, please include which opening-weekend performance you’d like to see: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Deadline to enter is 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. The winner will be picked at random and notified by email.

Covering the arts online in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond. Lover of theater, classical music, visual arts, the literary arts and all creative endeavors. Former Fresno Bee arts critic and columnist. Graduate of Columbia University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Excited to be exploring the new world of arts journalism.

Comments (12)

  • javier cabrera

    Selma Arts Center is becoming so popular with their latest shows. I would love to get a change to see this amazing play. Especially on my bday.!
    2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17


  • Jeri A Stubblefield

    I read the book about a year ago with my Book Club and absolutely loved it. The cadence/rhythm was what captivated me. The character Christopher was presented in a way that was both heartwarming and intense. I am looking forward to seeing this on stage as I know it was a hit on Broadway and I know our local talent will do their best to live up to Fresno’s discriminating expectations.

  • I loved the book. It seemed to capture the way an artistic person thinks. I would love to see the play on Friday night.

  • Silvia Fisher

    Selma Arts Center has put on some wonderful productions. Would be great if chosen to see this play. S

  • Stephanie Briones

    I read the book. Not my favorite, to be honest. Loved the writing style, didnt enjoy the storyline much. But I have only heard positive reviews of the play so I will be excited to compare. 🙂

  • Linda Ramirez

    Never read the book, but would love to see the play Sunday matinee.

  • Amy Morgan

    Reading how on-the-spectrem Christopher progressed and slipped along his path of growth and truth-seeking, acting alternately like a wild animal and superhero, was both horrifying and inspiring to me. Perhaps it should be required reading for all teachers who will certainly have students with different perspectives. And—sigh—the love of a dog brings almost everyone to a better, simpler way of getting along.


    I want to see the show because a) its a tony winner, b) the story seems interesting, c) this cast looks killer.

  • Anna Sul

    I read the book with my teens. As a family on the spectrum we identified with a lot in the book but also felt like the author may have been misinformed about some aspects. We enjoyed the book immensely and have had lots of discussions since. The kids and I are going next week when Chris Mangels is performing but if I win tickets, I’m interested in a Terry Lewis matinee with my husband!

  • Kaila I.

    I have not been able to see a Selma Arts production yet and would love to!! I’d love to see the Saturday at 7 performance!

  • Sue Hay

    Special education teacher-loved the book, can’t wait to see the play! And special education teacher-usually broke!

  • Stephanie Barnett

    I haven’t had the chance to read the book unfortunately. However I know the story and am exited to see how this wonderful cast presents such an amazing story.


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