Outcry Theatre is bringing to life “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” Feb. 1 to the 10th. Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ was published in 2003 and has won more than 17 literary awards around the world. Haddon’s novel has been translated into 44 languages and sold millions of copies worldwide. The play being performed at Outcry Theatre has been adapted by Simon Stephens and is being directed by Becca Johnson-Spinos.
According to Outcry Theatre’s press release, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is about 15-year-old Christopher who 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.”
The play contains explicit language and may not be suited for younger audiences.
Performance dates are:
Friday Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2 p.m
Friday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m.
Performances will be in the Studio Theatre in the Addison Theatre Centre. General Admission seats are $10 and Premium Reserved Seating seats are $20. Purchase your tickets online or at the door. Outcry Theatre’s mission is to bring out both youth and young adults to the theatre not just as an audience, but also as participants. This is a great opportunity to see a wonderful play locally and support the local arts scene.