It’s almost Opening Night for TLT’s “Curious”
Tryon Little Theater’s production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” opens Thursday, April 25, at the TLT Workshop Theater, 516 S. Trade St. in Tryon, with the traditional opening night reception in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. Written by Simon Stephens and based on the book by Mark Haddon, the stage show has won numerous awards both in London and New York.
The story is about 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain: he is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers.
The play opens at 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a journey that turns his world upside-down.
Chris Tinkler directs this amazing cast, and together with a powerful set design and visual effects, this “play-within-a-play” conveys the panic of information overload for Christopher—a boy who is on the autism spectrum.
Call 828-859-2466 or visit www.tltinfo.org for more information.
– Submitted by Monica Jones