The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opens to standing ovation in Orlando!
Tony Award winning play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened to a packed house last night at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. I had the opportunity to attend the show and wanted to pass along my review of what the synopsis of the show was and my opinion of the show in general.
The show, which is based off the hit book, ended their run on broadway a few months ago and decided to take the technologically advanced show on the road. Orlando is blessed to be one of the opening cities for the new tour. The show which takes place in a high tech black box showcases the story of Christopher Boone and his adventures to solve the mystery of who killed his neighbor’s dog. Like any great play, one story line opens into a huge mystery for Christopher to find his long lost mother while dealing with his Autism.
The book, which is written in first person was adapted to showcase the play with a medium of sort played by Siobhan. Siobhan plays his special education teacher as well as narrator to the inside of Christopher’s mind.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is the first play of it’s kind to be in the broadway series at the Dr. Phillips Center. The technological details of the LED boards, lighting, sound, special effects and more really captivate your senses and make you feel as you are really seeing Christopher and his life before your eyes.
The show runs about 2.5 hours with a 15 minute intermission but the time really flies. I was unsure how I would feel about the play but it really spoke to me. Christopher and his family really open up in this play and showcase the daily struggles of living with someone with Autism and how something as simple as directions can become a true struggle for some. I highly recommend this show for not only the plot but the complexity of the characters. I would definately see this show again!
To learn more about the show and to purchase tickets, check out the link here!