The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime is a Broadway show based off of the bestselling book by Mark Haddon. It was a phenomenal adaptation that snatched the characters right off the pages and displayed them in front of the viewer’s eyes. The star, Christopher, a high-functioning teenager with Asperger’s Syndrome, who lives in London with his father, attends a high school for children with special needs. The show kicks off with the death of a neighbor’s dog, Wellington, who was killed with a garden fork. Eager to show his ability to stand alone, Christopher becomes determined to find the killer. The audience is then taken through an exciting journey with suspenseful situations, unexpected discoveries, and familiar faces. Any more information given may just spoil the story, and there are still plenty of chances to catch the show. It ends with a discovery of Christopher’s true power of mind, and be sure to remain in the theater after the play for a brief surprise mentioned in the show.
I did not have to jump on a plane to New York City to attend such a mesmerizing play, only a brief drive to downtown Orlando. The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts presents famous shows brought all the way down from Broadway. This gives people the chance to enjoy plays, musicals and performances without the hassle of far traveling and crazy expenses. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime was the first play to tour at the Dr. Phillips Center, making it even more memorable. It received a copious amount of positive reviews and some nights were even sold out. If you missed this show do not fret, the Dr. Phillips Center has a vast selection for you on their website. Take a minute to scroll through the future shows coming, and see if any interest you. It’s worth your time.
By Frankie Coverini