by ADN

October 16, 2014

CuriousATI_header2014-2NEW YORK — “The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time” is a book written by Mark Haddon which was first published in 2003. The book is a mystery novel that follows the life of a young boy who is on the autism spectrum. The book was first adapted for the London stage and can now be seen on Broadway.

Christopher Boone, the 15-year-old protagonist in Haddon’s book, is a math wizard with autism who struggles in handling social interactions with others, as well as adapting to changes that affect his carefully arranged reality. The book encompasses how Christopher cautiously navigates through life’s difficulties, including domestic problems that his parents face.

The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time“, as the name suggests, features the mysterious death of a dog found pitchforked on a neighbor’s lawn. Christopher initially becomes the suspect of the gruesome crime, but he later on strives to solve the mystery in his own unique and logical way in an attempt to clear his name.

The stage adaptation of “The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time” was first staged at the National Theatre in London as well as the West End, where it was highly acclaimed, before finally opening in Broadway on Oct. 5.

Tickets to the first autism friendly performance of  “The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time” went on sale this week from the Theatre Development Fund. The performance is scheduled for Sunday, December 7th in the afternoon at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.   David LeShay, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, told Autism Daily Newscast that it  is probably suited for those on the high functioning end of the spectrum.

To find out more and purchase tickets click here:

Theatre Development Fund, a not-for-profit organization, was created with the conviction that the live theatrical arts afford a unique expression of the human condition that must be sustained and nurtured.

Contributed by Althea Estrella Violeta


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