GREENSBORO — A Greensboro College theater professor has been picked for the cast of an upcoming production of a Tony-winning play that will tour the United States.
The college announced Friday that Jo Hall will leave Monday for New York City to start rehearsals for the Royal National Theatre production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”
The play is based on the 2003 novel of the same name written by British author Mark Haddon. The book details the struggles of a 15-year-old boy with autism who tries to solve the mystery of the death of a neighbor's dog.
British playwright Simon Stephens adapted the play for the stage in 2012, and it won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2015. The play’s two-year Broadway run will end Sept. 4.
In a brief phone interview, Hall said she’ll serve as an understudy for four roles, including the two female leads of Judy (the boy's mother) and Siobhan (the boy's teacher).
Hall, an associate professor of theatre, came to Greensboro College in 2011 after working at Louisiana State University, where she got her master’s degree in acting, and at Northwestern State (La.) University.
Hall is a veteran of regional theater who has acted in plays produced by Triad Stage, the Actor's Theatre of Charlotte and the American Shakespeare Center, among others.
The year-long touring production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” starts Sept. 27 in Rochester, N.Y. The show is scheduled to stop in Charlotte and Durham in February.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said where Jo Hall would go for rehearsals. The rehearsals will be held in New York City.
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