Solve The Mystery of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Weathervane Playhouse
Weathervane Playhouse presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the 2015 Tony Award-Winner for best play, September 6 - 23 in our Founders Theater. Show times are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. There is also one school matinee on September 19 at 10:00 a.m. with a special student/teacher price of $7. Tickets for all other production dates range from $10-$22 and can be purchased by calling 330-836-2626 or going to www.weathervaneplayhouse.com.
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. 15-year old Christopher 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. He carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that forever changes his world.
Adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens from the novel by Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has won 7 Olivier Awards, the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, the 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play, and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play.
This production is directed by Melanie YC Pepe, Weathervane's Chief Executive Artistic Director, who says of the show: "For many people on the autism spectrum, experiencing our world is a lot like Christopher's view of prime numbers. He says: 'Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.'
"Imagine the challenge: You can't identify the hidden curriculum of social interactions by reading body language, tone of voice and facial expressions. Sounds are too loud, lights too bright, and everything that touches you is uncomfortable, hurts or feels like an aggressive action. Imagine living in that world; learning in that world; or working in that world..."
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.