By PAM HARBAUGH
Our guest critic, JOAN TADDIE, will file her review of this show later today. (And here is her review…just click here.)
In the meantime, it sure sounds like you don’t want to miss this one. Here’s what she just blurted out to me when I asked “How was the show?”
“Insane!” she said. “When you walk into a theatre looking for your seats and you find yourself suddenly immobile because you are staring at a big, white, dead dog stabbed by a pitchfork laying downstage center on the stage, you know you will soon be caught up in a unique and powerful play!”
The show runs through Sunday at the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando.
Presented by the Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando, this is a first national tour of the play, which won five Tony Awards, including best play; six Drama Desk Awards, including outstanding play; five Outer Critics Circle Awards including outstanding new Broadway play; and a Drama League Award.
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” was written by Simon Stephens and adapted from a 2003 novel by Mark Haddon. The stage production was directed by Marianne Elliott, who also directed (so brilliantly) “War Horse.” It blossomed to life at the National Theatre in London and eventually made it to the West End. It didn’t take long for it to jump across the pond to New York’s Broadway.
The play revolves around Christopher, a 15 year old autistic math whiz who sets out to solve the mystery behind the murder of a dog next door. His journey leads him into sensory overload and a life changing experience.
Tickets start at $33.75. Call 844-513-2014 or visit DrPhillipsCenter.org. The Dr. Phillips Center is at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.