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It Starts with a Dead Dog...

It starts with a dead dog and the title of a book I’d heard before but never read. I took my seat to see the stage adaption of a novel that has been…

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Added by Bella West on November 30, 2016 at 11:18pm — 4 Comments

"I Always tell the Truth"

I'm not lying I saw The National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Orpheum. It was from the perspective of a 15 year old autistic boy in present Swindon, England and a dog buried by a story that changed his life. The stage was an "ordinary" box of technology, paneled sides ridden with diodes. It may sound strange, but it's true and it all starts with the flickering…

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Added by Gabriela Leovan on November 30, 2016 at 11:05pm — 4 Comments

The Silence is Deafening

There are very few moments in theater where silence is welcomed without there being questions about a mishap. There are even fewer moments during a show where your breath is stolen out of your body without the use of words at all. Throughout the entire production of The National Theater’s  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time I found myself repeatedly sitting on the edge of seat as I watched the beautiful story of young Christopher Boone…

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Added by Kayli Schneider on November 30, 2016 at 7:01pm — 2 Comments

The Curious Incident of the Show with the Incredible Set

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was adapted into a play by Simon Stephens and is based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Mark Haddon. The story focuses on Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old boy with an autism spectrum disorder, as he struggles with his education, his relationship with his parents, and the everyday obstacles that his disorder presents. The play has been praised by many critics for its incredible visual effects and won…

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Added by Claire Karges on November 30, 2016 at 6:06pm — 2 Comments

Mind Over Matter

The human brain is a unique organism. It weighs only three pounds, is full of nearly 100 billion neurons, and can live four to six minutes without oxygen. Perhaps most interestingly, rarely does anyone ever get to see inside the brain of another human being. In The National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, playing at the Orpheum, we are…

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Added by Larissa Milles on November 30, 2016 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

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