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The Curious Incident of the Brain

The brain is a mysterious place, and we often search to understand what other people are thinking and feeling. Though we can’t reach this insight in everyday life, in The National Theatre’s Tony-award winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, we’re able to adventure into one boy’s brain and join him on his journey. The play, adapted from the novel of the same name, follows an autistic fifteen year old boy named Christopher who, after being…

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Added by Sam Irvin on December 1, 2016 at 11:42pm — 1 Comment

An Astonishing Show about a Curious Incident

Some shows are good because the actors are incredible, and the staging is innovative and fun. Some shows are good because the technical elements bring the audience into an alternate plane of reality. Then there are shows where the script does the majority of the work; beautiful writing and a moving, thought-provoking plot can go a long way. Sometimes, however, a show is deemed incredible, because it has all of the above. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the…

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Added by Jada ShaNel Gardner on December 1, 2016 at 11:40pm — 1 Comment

THE CURIOSITY OF THIS AMAZING SHOW

Very few theatre productions leave you coming out of a show thinking “wow”. But the 5 time Tony winning show The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time put on by The National Theater Company did exactly that on Tuesday night to an almost sold out crowd at the Orpheum Theater in Downtown Minneapolis. The play, which is adapted by Simon Stephens from the award winning novel with the…

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Added by Calvin mattson on December 1, 2016 at 11:39pm — 1 Comment

By No 'Incident', Incredible

With its long list of awards--including five Tonys and seven Oliviers--and seemingly endless praise from the press, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been expected to wow audiences from the jump, and it does not disappoint. Originally a novel by Mark Haddon, this spellbinding story was adapted into a play by Simon Stephens in 2012. Curious is set in Swindon, England, and is…

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Added by Eleanor Wilhelmi on December 1, 2016 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Curious Incident? More like Curiyesssss

All too often, the media autism glamorizes autism and depicts those on the autistic spectrum as geniuses containing exceptional abilities. While these enterprising individuals indeed exist, many people on the spectrum have difficulty functioning in society, especially socially. Those I know with autistic relatives have described the novel, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,” as the most realistic depiction of life with this condition. Most recently adapted brought to the…

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Added by Leo Driessen on December 1, 2016 at 11:11pm — 1 Comment

I Never Lie, I Always Tell the Truth

There were few moments of silence during, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, as loud music played and lights flashed. The set and ensemble made it feel like I was in a black box theatre, but it was taken to a new level. The magic from the lights and music were met with incredible acting and stunning lifts. The actors seemed to embody the characters as 15 year-old Christopher went on to investigate the murder of his neighbor's dog, but ends up discovering his mother and his own… Continue

Added by Olivia Haan on December 1, 2016 at 11:08pm — 1 Comment

The Curious Case of Having Your Mind Blown in the Theater

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time was originally a novel, but has now been made into a sensory infused theatrical piece. This story takes us through the journey of an autistic teen named Christopher. One night Christopher finds a dead dog in his neighbor’s yard. Troubled by the loss of his furry friend, Christopher sets out to discover who committed the terrible act, but little does he know…

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Added by Noah Coon on December 1, 2016 at 10:52pm — 2 Comments

In the Center of Time and Space

While large musicals maybe notorious for performances that “defy gravity,” the National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time defies the boundaries of a stage, and creates a truly immersive experience. Based on the 2003 novel by Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time transports theatergoers into the mind of British teen, and math-genius, Christopher Boone (Adam…

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Added by Sabrina Merritt on December 1, 2016 at 10:01pm — 3 Comments

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened at the Orpheum Theater this past Tuesday night, and I can honestly say that it was one of the most brilliant pieces of theater I have ever seen. The Tony Award-Winning play, based off of the book by Mark Haddon, follows a fifteen year old boy with autism named Christopher, as he tries to solve the murder of his neighbor’s dog. The seemingly straightforward mystery becomes increasingly curious, as he…

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Added by Heidi Wiese on December 1, 2016 at 9:33pm — 1 Comment

Better Than Broadway - CURIOUS INCIDENT

For those unfamiliar with Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, it follows fifteen year old Christopher Boone (Adam Langdon) on a life changing journey as he tries to solve the mystery of “who killed Wellington”. Simon Stephens award winning theatrical adaptation of the story originated in the West End before transferring to Broadway two years ago. Curious Incident played 800 performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York before closing in…

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Added by Thomas Bertron on December 1, 2016 at 8:37pm — 2 Comments

Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime- An Extraordinary Perfected Show

     When it comes to the theatre today, this show really blew it out of the water. Going into the experience I was expecting an amazing play that told a very strong message dealing with topics such as autism. I was expecting a lot since the show had won five Tony Awards, but I didn't know it was going to be as perfected as it was.

     The technical aspect of any show I see is a real deal-breaker for me whether the show was…

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Added by Madi Nelson on December 1, 2016 at 8:05pm — 2 Comments

Curioser and Curioser

With a sudden darkness and an unpleasantly ear piercing screech, the ensemble of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time robotically makes their way onto a lighted grid stage. Strobes flash while Christopher runs on stage to find the unsettling scene of a dead dog. Audience members continue rushing to their seats, thrown off by the quick start. Moments pass before absolute silence, then screams. The use of sensory in the opening scene…

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Added by Linnea Stanton on December 1, 2016 at 8:02pm — 2 Comments

The World According to Christopher

Megan Weber

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

On Tuesday night, I had the pleasure of seeing The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The play follows the tale of Christopher Boone (Adam Langdon) and his journey to discover the truth. The play starts with a dog on stage with a pitchfork in its side.…

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Added by Megan Weber on December 1, 2016 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime- An Important Show With an Important Message

Anyone involved in theatre has either watched or been a part of a production that had lots of potential but absolutely did not come together successfully. In this day and age there are so many important issues that need to be addressed, but if they are done wrong, the entire meaning is lost. Whether it be bad acting or a poorly-written script, successfully conquering theatre with an important message can be difficult and rare. This was absolutely not the case for The Curious…

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Added by Grace Whiting on December 1, 2016 at 6:38pm — 1 Comment

An A-level Show

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time was adapted from a book of the same name by Mark Haddon, to an intriguing play written by Simon Stephens. The first production of this play was done in August 2012, at Cottesloe Theatre in London. It eventually made its way to Broadway, where it officially opened on October 5th, 2014. This show has been done across the UK and Ireland, in addition to its run in Mexico for two years under the name El Curioso Incidente del…

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Added by Devyn Terry on December 1, 2016 at 6:31pm — 2 Comments

The Curious Incident of an Amazing Show in the Night-Time

What if your entire life you were stuck in a box? Christopher, a 15 years 3 months and 2 days old mathematically gifted but socially challenged boy, has that problem. The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-time is a book written by Mark Haddon and published in 2003. It chronicles the events following the murder of a dog and how Christopher copes with it. The play first premiered in 2012, directed by Marianne Elliott, to a skeptical audience. How could you turn something that was all in… Continue

Added by Maria Spack on December 1, 2016 at 6:18pm — 1 Comment

Curious about this new show?

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a breathtaking piece, opened at the Orpheum in Minneapolis on Tuesday, November 29. An eye opening show about a young man with Autism captivated audience members in a way like no other show I’ve been to.

 

 Adam Langdon plays the lead role of Christopher. He has the task of accurately portraying the life of a child who lives with Autism. Christopher lives with his father, played by Gene Gillette who is raising him by himself.…

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Added by Clare Judge on December 1, 2016 at 6:06pm — 1 Comment

The Newest Classic

George Mulder

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Newest Classic

When is the last time Minneapolis filled a theatre with over 2,500 audience members just for a brand new play? The Tony Award-winning play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time nearly sold out the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis on opening night this week. It is playing until December 4th. It tells the story of an autistic boy named Christopher. The…

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Added by George Mulder on December 1, 2016 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

A Show or Reality?

Madilyn Duffy

A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Come on everyone, let’s go see a show! Show is defined as a spectacle or display of something, typically an impressive one. This is the type of “show” I have become accustomed to in my monthly visits to the Orpheum and other local stages. Grandeur, ensemble numbers, and flashy costumes have been featured on these stages frequently in…

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Added by Madilyn Duffy on December 1, 2016 at 3:34pm — 2 Comments

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