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My Second Go at Posting my Review of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


            Waiting.  There’s the stage, right in front of you.  You can’t escape it for long.  There’s the dog, on the stage, right in front of you.  You can’t escape him for long.  There’s the pitch fork, the murder weapon, in the dog, on the stage right in front of you.  You can’t escape the horror for long.  Then everything goes ballistic!  One second, still staring at the stage, and the dog,…


Added by Ruby Schroeder on December 7, 2016 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Glimpse into another's mind

The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime, is a sensory overload that gives us a brief glimpse into the life of a teenager with autism. The cast and crew brought a tech heavy show that they somehow managed to pair with the classic look of the Orpheum. The play is not what one would expect after reading the book but embodies it very well, adding a new touch to the award winning book, making it an award winning play as well.

The first act opened with bright lights, loud music… Continue

Added by Phina Smith on December 4, 2016 at 9:52pm — No Comments

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

     The only curious incident on November 28th at the Orpheum theatre was seeing a simply marvelous show. I went into this show with high expectations, and was blown away. There was wonderful acting, and even better technical work. Just about every aspect of this show was perfect which is astounding especially since it was their opening night. The only terrifying thing  This show managed to pull of a new age of theatre while incorporating pretty good acting with even better…


Added by Meghan Katers on December 3, 2016 at 2:05am — 1 Comment

The Wonderful Incident of Watching a Spectacular Show

Zoe Redfern-Hall

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

The Wonderful Incident of Watching a Spectacular Show

Seeing a dog with a pitchfork in it as I found my seat made me instantly unsettled, and I felt that same feeling over the next few hours at all the right moments.The performance at Orpheum this past Tuesday…


Added by Zoe Redfern-Hall on December 2, 2016 at 8:31pm — No Comments

The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time

One would think that based off of its zany title and reputation for extraordinary technical elements, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time would be unnatural, confusing, and maybe even void of true feeling. That is what I was expecting as I walked into the Orpheum Theatre on that chilly opening night. What happens, however, is the exact opposite. The play builds on itself, in an almost mathematical way, which is appropriate for this story of Christopher Boon (Adam Langdon). Based… Continue

Added by Catherine Lily Wojda on December 2, 2016 at 10:41am — No Comments

Poking your nose into Christopher Boone’s business

          Getting into someone’s head can be excruciatingly difficult. Maybe a better word would be impossible. In the 6 time Tony winner The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, we get the rare chance to see into the very unique mind of Christopher John Francis Boone (Portrayed by Adam Langdon). A boy who knows all the countries of the world and the capital cities. As well as, every prime number up to…


Added by Avery Ronning on December 2, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

The Curious Incident of My Ears in the Orpheum Theater

The lighting and sound people had a heyday with this one, folks. In Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, (based on the book by the same name,) imagination ran supreme when a boy discovered his neighbor’s dog had been murdered, and he set off to solve the mystery, despite the harsh warnings of his father. Due to the the stream-of-consciousness format of the show, the set was just a black grid wall and a few boxes. This minimalist set placed the burden of visual interest on lighting and… Continue

Added by R. Grace Carey on December 2, 2016 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

A Night-Time of Polish and Production

Opening night of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time was a night of intricate complexities and attention to detail. The show follows the investigation of a beloved neighbor’s pet’s death, as led by an autistic 15 year old boy named Christopher (Adam Langdon). The audience is presented the story through both Christopher’s mind’s inner workings and the book he is writing about his investigation. As Christopher shares his novel with his…


Added by Talia Wendlandt on December 2, 2016 at 1:52am — 2 Comments

High Expectations

You know an audience loved a show when most of the patrons stay post-curtain call to see the main character explain the solution to a trigonometry problem. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time had its debut at the Minneapolis Orpheum Theatre on November 28. The tension and excitement of the audience was palpable throughout the show as we followed 15-year-old Christopher Boone (Adam Langdon) on his journey to uncover the truth about the…


Added by Elizabeth Donovan on December 2, 2016 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Curious Incident - Technology Age Theater

Based on the 2003 mystery murder novel by Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, adapted by Simon Stephens, has made a quick ascent into the modern theater world. Since it’s debut at the West End Theatre in 2012, it has gained international attention and has cultivated countless awards in only four years with its innovative technical details and fearlessness to portray difficult circumstances.…


Added by Nina Afremov on December 2, 2016 at 1:16am — 1 Comment

A "Curious" Story & 21st Century Technology

The title "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" is quite a mouthful and the emotional story is hard to swallow. The play follows an autistic boy named Christopher (Adam Langdon) who is accused of killing his neighbor's dog and is determined to uncover who committed the crime. In his search, he discovers truth that leaves him traumatized and reveals familial troubles. He goes on a dangerous and draining trip to find his mother. In the end, he has to heal, find hope, and forgive.… Continue

Added by Euphrosyne Daoutidou on December 2, 2016 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

This Show Definitely Sparks Curiosity

Christopher comes into his father’s bedroom, frantically looking for something. The only light in the scene is the flashlight he uses to look for his book he’s writing. Going into details about where he was checking, he shines the flashlight at the audience as though they are where his beloved book is. He then listed off everything he found under the bed: a cookie, underwear with a little pee, a girly magazine, just to name a few. After his investigation of the bed, he runs to the closet.…


Added by Hannah Paulsen on December 2, 2016 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

We know you're curious about the show... so go see it!

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, a play based off the novel written by Mark Haddon will leave you speechless. This show is playing at the Orpheum in Downtown Minneapolis with a run until Dec 4th. This show was heartfelt, dark, and heartbreaking. Everything was so well thought out and it takes a second to absorb what you just watched. The lead character Christopher is an autistic boy who wants to solve mysteries. He comes across many surprises and takes it…


Added by Ananda Cordova Stuart on December 2, 2016 at 12:57am — 2 Comments

A Secret Truth

          There lay a dead dog. But this was only the beginning. A mathematically and scientifically enticing show full of thrills and heartbreak best describes The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time based on the award winning novel by Mark Haddon. This is Christopher’s story in a series of short scenes featuring an ensemble cast. As a suspect in the death of a neighbor’s dog it follows Christopher’s…


Added by Anika Besst on December 2, 2016 at 12:49am — 1 Comment

Feeling Like and For Christopher Boone

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a gripping story about Christopher Boone (played by Adam Landon), an autistic teenager, and his struggles with his autism, family life, and of course, the curious incident of the murder of his neighbor's dog. The story is an excellent one that fills the audience with genuine emotions that they share with the main character. My mind could meld with Christopher and I could truly see the struggles he faced with everyone around him and within his… Continue

Added by Nick Ericksen on December 2, 2016 at 12:48am — No Comments


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time… better known to me as the book I chose not read for my summer reading homework, freshmen year, and now regret. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time was originally a book written by Mark Haddon and published in 2003.   In 2013, the play first hit the West End in London , followed by Broadway, and is now touring.  This play follows an autistic boy, Christopher, on his journey that originates with him wanting to find out who killed…


Added by Aubrey Salita on December 2, 2016 at 12:43am — 1 Comment

Curiosity Killed the Dog

A chance to see The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a life-changing one. Fifteen year old Christopher Boone (played by Adam Langdon) has a phenomenal brain. He is obsessed with mathematics and is remarkably intelligent. When Christopher discovers his neighbor’s dog lying dead with a pitchfork in it’s side, he sets out to uncover the identity of the murderer. Along his journey of detective work he gains…


Added by Liv Krusinski on December 2, 2016 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

The Set That Stole the Show

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time handles very adult material, such as the autism spectrum, extramarital affairs, and murder, so you’d assume this Tony award winning show is characterized by emotional performances by gifted actors and the overarching message of searching for truth and carefully handling trust. Sure, the story is both heartwarming and heartbreaking, but the storyline is more reminiscent of a Jodi Picoult novel, it’s stage rendition. I…


Added by Kate Lawless on December 1, 2016 at 11:59pm — 2 Comments

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a novel written by Mark Haddon, was recreated into a play that was amazing to watch. Not once did I see myself looking at what time it was; I was fully immersed into the whole storyline. The show took place within the journey and growth of a 15 year old autistic boy. Christopher, the 15 year old boy who is portrayed by Adam Langdon, starts by finding a dead dog, killed with the garden fork. Throughout the story, Christopher…


Added by Anisha Sharma on December 1, 2016 at 11:57pm — 2 Comments

A Modern Masterpiece

There have been thousands of plays based off books, but few have been done so brilliantly as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time. It tells the story of Christopher Boone, a young boy on the autism spectrum who finds a murdered dog and goes beyond proving his innocence  to unravel many other mysteries as well. This modern adaptation differs from other books adaptations by telling the story inside Christopher’s mind as much as it is told…


Added by Ella Padden on December 1, 2016 at 11:48pm — 2 Comments

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