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Florida Principal Pulls CURIOUS INCIDENT as HS Reading Assignment

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Today's Tallahassee Democrat reports that Mark Haddon's critically acclaimed 2003 novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, has been pulled as a summer reading assignment from a Florida high school after parents voiced objections to the book's language and the expressed skepticism about the existence of God.

Adapted into the 2015 Tony Award winning Best Play by Simon Stephens, Curious Incident is told through the voice of a 15-year-old math genius with Asperger's Syndrome.

The Florida newspaper reports that Lincoln High School Principal Allen Burch defended the decision, allowing for "the opportunity for the parents to parent." Other parents have reacted with claims of censorship.

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The Broadway production of the National Theatre's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened to critical acclaim at the Barrymore Theatre on October 5, 2014. The production has gone on to win five Tony Awards including Best Play, six Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Play, five Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding Production of a Broadway Play, and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or off-Broadway Play.

Written by Tony Award winner Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, and directed by Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott, the production is designed by Tony Award winner Bunny Christie and Tony Award-winning video designer Finn Ross, with lighting by Tony Award-winner Paule Constable, choreography by Scott Graham and Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett for Franti Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton, sound byIan Dickinson for Autograph, and hair and wig design by David Brian Brown. Casting is by Daniel Swee and Cindy Tolan.

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME transferred to London's West End, following a sold-out run at the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre in 2012. The production received seven 2013 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, and continues to play to packed houses at the Gielgud Theatre and on a tour of the UK and Ireland.


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