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January 18 - February 09 Thigpen Main Stage

Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed by Chad Henderson

*Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play*

Hold on to your seats Columbia! You’re about to go on one of the wildest rides of the season at Trustus Theatre. This 2015 Tony Winner for Best Play tells the story of 15-year-old Christopher. Our young hero has an extraordinary brain: he is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world. Creative and electrifying, this production is not to be missed!

January 18 at 8pm
January 19 at 8pm
January 20 at 3pm (I.P.W.I.C.)
January 24 at 8pm
January 25 at 8pm
January 26 at 8pm
January 27 at 3pm
January 31 at 8pm
February 1 at 8pm
February 2 at 8pm
February 3 at 3pm
February 7 at 8pm
February 8 at 8pm
February 9 at 8pm

I.P.W.I.C. MATINEES: At Trustus, we don’t want ticket prices to keep theatre-lovers from being able to experience great professional theatre. For our non-musical Main Stage productions, we offer one I.P.W.I.C. (I PAY WHAT I CAN) matinee the first Sunday of a run. Tickets can be purchased for a donation of $1 (of course we’ll take more), and they are available on a first come first served basis one hour prior to curtain at the box office window. Patrons wishing to guarantee seats are still able to reserve preferred seating for these performances at the regular matinee ticket price.

This project is supported by a grant from Aflac, housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation.

This organization is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Presenting and Performing Arts (PPA) Initiative: Presenting the work of Scott Smith-Pattison.

A talkback led by Education Coordinator Martha Hearn Kelly and featuring the cast and leaders of the community will be held Sunday, February 3rd immediately following the performance.


Beck-Ryan Chandler
Libby Hawkins
Scott Pattison
Tashera Pravato-Hutcheson
Christine Hellman
Clint Poston
Donna McKenna
G. Scott Wild
Raia Jane Hirsch
Michael Hazin

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