The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is at the Boston Opera House through March 19, 2017.
Theatre Review by Steve Duffy –
Based on the 2003 novel by British writer Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident tells the story of fifteen-year-old Christopher. 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.
You may lose your excitement when the lights come up because there laying in the middle of the stage is a dead dog with a pitchfork in its side, but don’t worry, I promise it will return.
The cast is outstanding especially the extraordinary Adam Langdon, who plays Christopher. Even if you have no interest in this show, come see it just to see Langdon’s outstanding performance.
Gene Gillette as Christopher’s father, Ed, delivers a strong and solid performance as his son’s frustrated and stable primary caregiver.
The one constant and compassionate person in Christopher’s world is his teacher, Siobhan. Maria Elena Ramirez portrayal is touching as she helps him navigate through his ever changing world.
The show’s set design is amazing: it includes walls that look like graph paper, along with lighting, music and video effects that help tell the story.
With so much charm and humor throughout, the story is still about one family’s tragedy and the unconventional boy who becomes an unlikely hero.
It’s no wonder that The Curious Incident was winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Play! It is definitely a show not to be missed!
Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission
Tickets for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787, and by visiting www.BroadwayInBoston.com. Tickets can also be purchased directly at the Boston Opera House Box Office.