Playhouse Opens ‘Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’
January 18th, 2019
Omaha, NEâ€”Tonight, the Omaha Community Playhouse opens The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Mark Haddon. In this mystery, Christopher, a 15-year-old boy takes it upon himself to solve the murder of his neighborâ€™s dog.
Director, Kimberly Faith Hickmanâ€™s production of Curious incident embraces many on-stage challenges to bring the story life. Live animals are part of the cast, a pet rat from Arbor Park Intermediate School, and a dog, Peter Frampton. The stage is raked, meaning itâ€™s tilted toward the audience, giving a slightly different perspective on characters and scenery. Audiences can also expect some physical theater.
Another challenge for the showâ€™s lead, played by Dominic Torres, is the treatment of autism on stage. Hickman, though, was able to draw on some of her own experiences while directing.
A major supporter of the Playhouseâ€™s Curious Incident is CHI Health. Medical staff have been following the production, and an art installation will be on display in the lobby of the theaterâ€”60 paper lamps painted to represent moments in the show made by patients of CHIâ€™s Psychiatric Treatment facility, and various paintings and sculptures from Why Arts.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, opens tonight, January 18th at the Omaha Community Playhouse. The show will run Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm until February 10th. For more information or tickets, visit OmahaCommunityPlayhouse.com
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