The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a wonder. With pitch-perfect performances, top-notch production values, and loads of heart, this play by Simon Stephens based on the novel by Mark Haddon left me with the feeling: Yes! This is what theatre can be and do.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time premiered in London’s West End in 2013, and on Broadway in 2015, where it won five Tony awards, including Best Play.
Mark Pirolo, in his 40th production for Little Theatre of Winston-Salem, has directed the show, which runs approximately two hours and 30 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission and is recommended for ages 12 and over. This Robot Dreams, aka Tab May, designed the set, with lighting design by Jason Irons. Tara Raczenski designed the costumes, and Taylor Hargrove is the stage manager.
Clever projections on two 12-paned screens illustrate scene changes – from the dramatic night sky to the chaos of crowded train stations to homey wallpaper.
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