CHC Theatre presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


Led by Aidan Kale, this cast (along with a great crew) did an OUTSTANDING job with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Mr. Paul Horgan, Head of the Upper School, attended the performance and commented afterward, “Bravo! To Stephanie Fluharty and the cast and crew of the Upper School Play. Once again, the hard work and dedication of this group were on display Friday and Saturday nights, and it was an absolute pleasure to celebrate the talent, effort, and preparation of our performing arts program.” Photo Credit: Mr. Daniel Burke

On October 5th and 6th, Cape Henry Upper School drama students performed the play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The cast included Aidan Kale ‘19, Grace Fluharty ‘19, Stock Watson ‘19, Michael Russo ‘20, Tyler Boyle ‘21, Sam Stanton ‘20, Phoebe More ‘21, Adia Colvin ‘22, and Alexa Schwantes ‘22, all under the instruction of Mrs. Fluharty. The play was about an autistic boy, who was played by Aidan Kale, and how he dealt with the accusations of murdering his neighbor’s dog.

Many CHC students and their families went to see the play on either Friday or Saturday night, including Olivia Van Horn ‘19 and Caroline Estes ‘19. Olivia and Caroline both attended the play Saturday night with friends. Both said they liked the play and would recommend it to others. Olivia liked the play, but thought it was “kinda confusing at first and I didn’t really understand it that well especially knowing what autism is.” Caroline on the other hand “really enjoyed the storyline for it was strong and impactful.” They both agreed that the play was well done, and Caroline continued this statement by explaining that she liked it “because it was a good story that was very different and interesting and not like anything the upper school drama department has done before.” Being the lead in the play made Aidan Kale’s performance really stand out to Olivia and Caroline. Since the play was about the conflicting mind of an autistic boy, different feelings arose out of Olivia and Caroline after seeing it. Olivia felt “sad” after seeing the play, because she feels that “you can’t really reenact something that you aren’t”, but overall she thought the play had a “good message.” Caroline felt “weird” since it “wasn’t an uplifting play, but rather an impactful one.”