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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
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Author: Mark Haddon
Adapted by: Simon Stephens
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service (cover image may change)
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 77
Pub. Date: 2015
ISBN-10: 0822231085
ISBN-13: 9780822231080
Cast Size: 5 female, 5 male (doubling)

About the Play:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a full-length drama by Simon Stephens based on the internationally best-selling novel of the same name by Mark Haddon. Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbour's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time offers a richly theatrical exploration of this touching and bleakly humorous tale. Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs. Shears' dead dog, Wellington. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while 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. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time premiered in 2012 in the Cottesloe Theatre at the Royal National Theatre in London before transferring to the Apollo Theatre in London's West End in 2013. The production won 7 Olivier Awards in 2013 (including Best New Play). The Broadway production opened in 2014 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.The play was the longest-running play on Broadway in over a decade, won many awards including the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. Since then the play had regional premieres at professional theatres across the North America and has been mounted by high schools, colleges, and community theatres.

Cast: 5 female, 5 male (doubling)

What people say:

"This adaptation by the acclaimed playwright Simon Stephens is intensely, innately theatrical; it is also funny and extremely moving… resonates with quality." — The Telegraph (London)

"…just terrific… a profoundly moving play about adolescence, fractured families, mathematics, colours and lights… dazzling." — The Independent (London)

"A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life." — The Evening Standard (London)

About the Author:

Simon Stephens is an Olivier Award-winning English playwright. He has written many plays that have been translated into more than 30 languages and produced all over the world. He is a professor of playwriting at Manchester Metropolitan University, an associate playwright at the Royal Court Theatre, the artistic associate at the Lyric Hammersmith in London, and the Steep Associate Playwright at Steep Theatre in Chicago.