There virtually isn’t a person out there that hasn’t had autism touch their lives in one way or another. We all either know someone who is autistic or have friends or family that are on the spectrum. The disorder is something that is becoming a large part of our society, and sometime it’s hard to recognize that someone may be living with the disorder.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a five time Tony Award winning Broadway play (not musical) that actually puts you in the the mind of a teenage boy who has autism. With the use of lights, sounds, musics and digital animations The Curious Incident shows you what it would be like to be in the mind of Chris, as he goes outside his comfort zone to find out who killed a dog. The play not only pushes Chris to his limits as he goes against his father’s warnings, but takes him to new heights as he tries to discover the answers to a new mystery he stumbles upon.
The show is touching, a bit heart breaking and at times a bit overwhelming. For me, the greatest irony of the show is it speaks so closely to my own experiences with friends with autism, but is not a show that someone with autism would be able to watch due to to the forced stimulus overload. The depiction of the London Underground was about spot-on even if you do not have autism, as it’s overwhelming your first time using that system.
Be sure to check out The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time while it’s still at the Fisher Theatre until May 14th!
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
on Broadway is the recipient of five Tony Awards including Best Play, six Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Play, five Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Broadway Play, and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play. The production was named among the Top 10 productions of 2014 by amNY, Associated Press, Bergen Record, Broadway.com, Broadway Insider, Chicago Tribune, Daily News, Deadline, Entertainment Weekly, Hollywood Reporter, Huffington Post, New York Magazine, New York Post, NY-1, The New York Times, Playbill, Star Ledger, Time Magazine, Time Out New York and Towleroad.
Fifteen-year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
The production is designed by Tony Award-winner Bunny Christie and Tony Award-winning video designer Finn Ross, with lighting by Tony Award-winner Paule Constable, choreography by Scott Graham and Olivier Award-winnerSteven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph, and hair and wig design by David Brian Brown. Casting is by Daniel Swee and Cindy Tolan.
CURIOUS INCIDENT transferred to London’s West End, following a sold-out run at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre in 2012. The production received seven 2013 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play and continues a successful run at the Gielgud Theatre in London. A UK and Ireland Tour launched in 2014 and a second tour of the UK and Ireland will embark in January of 2017.
CURIOUS INCIDENT, the longest running play on Broadway in the past 10 years, opened on October 5, 2014 at the Barrymore Theatre, winning five Tony Awards including Best Play, six Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Play, five Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding Production of a Broadway Play and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or off-Broadway Play.
The play is produced on Broadway by Stuart Thompson, Tim Levy for NT America, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures Inc., Lisa Burger for NT Productions, Bob Boyett, Roger and William Berlind, Scott M. Delman,Roy Furman, Glass Half Full Productions, Ruth Hendel, JFLT TLP Partnership, Jon B. Platt, Scott Rudin,Triple Play Broadway and The Shubert Organization.
Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was published in 2003. It was the winner of more than 17 literary awards, including prizes in the US, Japan, Holland and Italy as well as the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in the UK in 2004, and has been translated into 44 languages. His latest work, The Pier Falls, was released in May 2016.
Follow THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME:
Performance times for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME appearing May 2-14, 2017 at The Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:
- Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
- Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
- Open captioned performance on Sunday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME start at $35 (includes facility and parking fees) and are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online atwww.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at The Fisher Theatre box office. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at The Fisher Theatre box office. For group sales (10 or more) please call 313-871-1132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for the open captioned performance may be purchased in person at The Fisher Theatre box office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
Broadway In Detroit uses Ticketmaster as its sole, authorized ticketing agent. Individual tickets purchased from a ticket broker or “third party” ticket reseller involves risk and may not be authentic, sold at box office prices, or with correct performance and venue information. Broadway In Detroit box offices cannot reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets sold through a third party or ticket reseller. Broadway In Detroit is also unable to contact third party purchasers with pertinent updates or changes regarding performances.
The Broadway In Detroit Series at The Fisher Theatre is sponsored by the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. As part of this sponsorship, the Chrysler Pacifica will be on display this season at The Fisher Theatre.