The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time

Preston Straus plays Christopher in The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time

If you aren't familiar with The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time, it's something to see. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best New Play and adapted from Mark Haddon's internationally best-selling novel, it is magical and everything you want in a play. It's not a musical, but it's use of graphics in the background and the showmanship of the characters is why you need to see it.

The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time might be a lengthy title, but after watching it, the title stuck with me. In the play, fifteen-year-old Christopher (played by Preston Straus) is on a high-level of intelligence. He has an autism spectrum condition and lives with his father and his dad told him that his mother died two years before. Christopher is accused of killing a neighbor's dog with a garden fork and is questioned on his whereabouts the time of the killing. He decides to find the killer and goes into full Sherlock Holmes mode to do it. He interviews all his neighbors and puts his findings in a book that he calls a murder mystery novel. While investigating, he finds out that his mother had an affair with Mr. Spears, who owned the dog. Things start to unravel when he comes across a box of letters written to him by his mother dated after her supposed death.

The play is created by Simon Stephens and is brilliant! Age recommendation is 10 and up due to strong language.

Zach Theatre, Topfer Theatre

January 31 - March 4, Wednesday - Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm, and Sundays 2:30pm

For tickets: call (512) 476-0541 or click here:

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