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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.…

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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

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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Modern Theater with a Classical Touch

Christopher Boone, the protagonist of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, thinks logically and calculatedly. Even so, both Christopher and the creators of the show took many creative chances, creating an intriguing and innovative adaptation of the classic novel by Mark Haddon. They wove the tale of Christopher together innovatively, solving the mystery of who killed Wellington the dog and adding many other unexpected twists in a…

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Added by Delia Grimes on December 1, 2016 at 3:21pm — 1 Comment

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

Cabaret is 'Perfectly Marvelous'

Eleanor Wilhelmi

Cabaret

 

If you manage to procure a ticket to the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Cabaret, consider yourself lucky. The Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis hosts the show through October 23rd, making it a divinely provocative opener for Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season. Cabaret follows Clifford…

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Added by Eleanor Wilhelmi on October 20, 2016 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Cabaret: Joyously Heartbreaking

“Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome,” crooned the Emcee, played by Randy Harrison, as the curtains rose on Cabaret’s opening night at the Orpheum Theatre. Cabaret, which takes in place in Berlin, Germany from 1929 to 1930, has returned to the Orpheum for a six day run opening on October 18th and closing on the 23rd. Performed by The Roundabout Theatre Company for their 50th Anniversary Season, Cabaret…

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Added by Ella Padden on October 20, 2016 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

A Perfectly Marvelous Cabaret

Roundabout Theatre Company's national tour of Cabaret is, to say the least “perfectly marvelous”. Stellar leads paired with brilliant lighting design and an already amazing script and musical score make for a good show. Randy Harrison opens the whole production as the Emcee of the Kit Kat Club, where the people of 1930’s Berlin go to forget their troubles for a while. Clifford Bradshaw, is an American traveler who finds himself at the club. There, he…

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Added by Jada ShaNel Gardner on October 21, 2016 at 12:32am — 2 Comments

Cabaret

This Tuesday, Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Cabaret, opened at the Orpheum Theater. Cabaret, set in Berlin in 1931 during the rise of Nazism, revolves around the relationship of Cliff Bradshaw, an American writer, and British nightclub performer Sally Bowles. The show continuously goes between two worlds, the cabaret of the Kit Kat Klub and the stories of the characters in the outside world, with the cabaret…

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Added by Heidi Wiese on October 20, 2016 at 10:04pm — 2 Comments

Cabaret Needs More Intimacy — Just Not Between the Actors

Cabaret is a show more about ideas and metaphors than plot: much of the story doesn't pull together until the end, and the main plot lines are actually subplots that serve its themes rather than driving action.The show is set during Berlin’s “roaring twenties,” a renaissance of sorts in Germany post World War One. The Kit Kat Klub, where the show is focused, serves to show the audience the sentiments of Berlin, and Germany in general at the time: political…

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Added by Delia Grimes on October 20, 2016 at 9:12pm — 2 Comments

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