The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed by Holly Walker
Performance Dates: December 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7:00pm
General Admission: $10
Tickets are available on www.eventbrite.com.
WINNER! 2015 TONY AWARD - Best Play
WINNER OF 7 OLIVIER AWARDS IN 2013, including Best Play
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a play about a 15-year-old amateur detective named Christopher John Francis Boone who is a mathematical genius. He appears to have an unspecified sensory processing disorder, although the condition is never explicitly stated. The play is told from Christopher’s viewpoint, and he is onstage for the entire show. The "curious incident" itself is the mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor's dog, Wellington, found speared by a garden fork.
Young Christopher is pent up on solving the mystery, and works diligently in the spirit of his hero Sherlock Holmes to uncover the clues and deduce the perpetrator. Along the way he uncovers so much more about his family and his own life. Told as a play-within-a-play narrated by Siobhan, a teacher at Christopher’s school, who had encouraged the boy to write a book to help him process such a curious incident. Christopher is a very literal person and, as he wrote this story, he recorded what he saw, and only that – there is very little interpretation on his part.
Awarded both the Tony and the Olivier awards for Best Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time powerfully examines what it truly means to love, and the sacrifices it often takes to do so.
The play is filled with visual and sound effects; and our West High Production has another layer of dance and movement layered in. Director Holly Walker says, “Expect a highly visual show, the lights, projections and movement are like having extra characters in the play.”
*PLEASE NOTE:The play may not be suitable for children under 12, as it contains strong language, some violence and scenes that may be stressful for some viewers.