Anticipating THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Omaha Community Playhouse
I am eagerly anticipating the upcoming show at the Omaha Community Playhouse called THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME! This production will be something new. Something different. Something special.
Written by Simon Stephens and based on Mark Haddon's novel of the same title, the story centers around a fifteen year old boy with Asberger Syndrome who is determined to track down the killer of his neighbor's poodle. Christopher John Francis Boone is brilliant. He can name every prime number up to 7,057. But he cannot respond to human emotions or stand to be touched, and he really hates the color yellow. As he meticulously notates every clue in his journal, Christopher unpacks secrets about the killer's identity, his parents, and discovers that what appears to be is not always so.
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME opened in London before transferring to Broadway in 2014 where it ran for two years. The play earned 7 Olivier Awards, and a Drama Desk Award in 2013 for Outstanding Play, a Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway Play, and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play.
As if the play weren't exceptional in itself, the Omaha Community Playhouse will host a series of special events. Art pieces designed by local artists will be featured in the lobby. Five dozen paper lanterns representing the imagined voices of Christopher designed by patients at the CHI Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility will also be on display. And WhyArts together with the Autism Center of Nebraska have combined efforts to offer visual arts workshops exploring thematic elements of the story. The artwork created in the workshops will make up the Adventures Art Exhibit at the OCP for the duration of the run.
This production will be one that ignites curiosity and starts conversation.
Photo of Dominic Torres (Christopher) by Colin Conces.
Production dates: Jan 18-Feb 10, 2019 (7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays, 2:00 pm on Sundays). Tickets are available at OCP box office, online at www.omahaplayhouse.com or by calling 402-553-0800.