‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ is based on the best selling novel written by Mark Haddon. It’s the story of a 15 year old math genius, Christopher Boone (the extraordinary Adam Langdon) a high-functioning boy who probably has Asperger’s Syndrome even though his condition is never named.
Christopher lives in London with his father, Ed (Gene Gillette) attends a school for children with special needs run by a woman named Siobhan (Maria Elena Ramirez). Christopher, in fact, is quite exceptional. He thinks in numbers in a very abstract way that helps him understand the universe as well as the whole solar system. He cannot stand to be touched. He never tells a lie, is terrified of strange toilets, hates the color yellow, loves animals and never forgets anything.
One day Christopher discovers that his neighbor’s dog, Wellington has been viciously stabbed with a garden fork and he is determined to find out who is the culprit. This takes Christopher on a remarkable but perilous journey which leads him to an earth-shattering discovery that will change his life forever.
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ is an unforgettable theatre experience unlike any other, The set designed by Bunny Christie uses video projections, computer graphics, various sounds and lighting that takes you completely into the story in a very visceral way.
At one point, Christopher finds himself on the London subway. He has to rescue his pet rat who has jumped into the dangerous train tracks. As an audience member you feel that any minute a train is going to come and it’ll be lights out for Christopher’s pet.
This is just one of the amazing scenes in this incredible award winning play beautifully directed by Marianne Elliot and written by playwright Simon Stephens. Do not miss it. ‘
‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’ plays at the Ahmanson Theatre located at 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles at 8pm Tuesdays-Fridays, 2 pm and 8 pm Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm and 6:30pm. The show closes on Sunday, September 10th 2017.
For tickets call 213-972-4400 or go to www.centertheatregroup.org. Tickets are $25-$130. Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission
An excellent review makes me want to see it. I hope that we can.