THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Comes to Mixed Blood Theatre Next Month
Christopher Boone, a young man on the autism spectrum, sets out to investigate the bizarre death of a neighbor's dog, setting into motion a series of events that expose far greater mysteries. As the clues fall into place, they reveal a community of disparate characters, a family with secrets, and a gifted mind in complicated relationship with the world.
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2015 as well as Olivier Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, and Drama League Awards. The production marks Mixed Blood's fifth play about autism in a decade, preceded by VESTIBULAR SENSE, ON THE SPECTRUM, THEORY OF MIND, and ORANGE.
Mixed Blood represents autism as a difference, as opposed to a disorder. In Mixed Blood's approach to the play, the audience will see the world through the protagonist's eyes embracing the unique advantages of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well its challenges.
According to Mixed Blood's artistic director, Jack Reuler, who will be directing the production, "This play represents an intersection of Mixed Blood's passions-the truthful portrayal of disability and the celebration of play-making. An ensemble of actors plays many characters, both real and imagined; all theatrical devices are in clear view in our intimate theatre space-it's both entertaining and artful."
The cast includes Regan Linton, Lipica Shah, MacGregor Arney, Miriam Laube, Bruce A. Young, Raúl Ramos, Tom Reed, and Zack Myers. The production design team showcases the talents of Joe Stanley (scenic), Karin Olson (lights), Abbee Warmboe (props), Kathy Maxwell (media), and Sara Ryung Clement (costumes).
Mixed Blood seeks to be the theatrical destination for people with disabilities. For almost 20 years the theatre has been immersed in programming, services, and facilities to realize that ambition. Its production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME features theatre artists with disabilities in its cast and creative team. As with all Mixed Blood performances, patrons with disabilities are eligible for free advanced reservations and free transportation to and from the Theatre. All performances are equipped with supertitles for those with hearing loss; for persons with low vision or who are blind, audio description is available. Lobby, auditorium, and restrooms are fully accessible. Wheelchair users may watch from throughout the auditorium.
Thursday, November 9 7:30PM (PREVIEW)
Friday, November 10 7:30PM (OPENING)
Saturday, November 11 7:30PM (ASL, Audio Description, Tactile Tour)
Sunday, November 12 2:00PM
Wednesday, November 15 7:30PM
Thursday, November 16 7:30PM
Friday, November 17 7:30PM
Saturday, November 18 7:30PM
Sunday, November 19 2:00PM
Wednesday, November 22 7:30PM
Thursday, November 23 no performance (Thanksgiving)
Friday, November 24 7:30PM
Saturday, November 25 7:30PM
Sunday, November 26 2:00PM
Wednesday, November 29 7:30PM
Thursday, November 30 7:30PM
Friday, December 1 7:30PM
Saturday, December 2 7:30PM
Sunday, December 3 2:00PM (closing)
All performances take place in the Alan Page Auditorium in Mixed Blood's historic firehouse theatre.
MEMBERSHIPS are on sale now: $35 for members under 35; $50 for first time members; and year-long memberships from $70 to $140.
Admission for individual shows can be obtained in two ways: 1) Through Radical Hospitality (now entering its sixth season), admission is FREE on a first come/first served basis starting two hours before every show, or 2) Advanced reservations are available online or by phone for $25 per person.
About Mixed Blood Theatre:
Mixed Blood Theatre has invited the global village into its audience and onto its stage for its unique brand of provocative, inclusive, and predictably unpredictable theater since 1976. Using theater to illustrate and animate, Mixed Blood models pluralism in pursuit of interconnections, shared humanity, and engaged citizenry.