A Special Autism-Friendly Screening
London’s National Theatre in HD
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Saturday, November 3 at 2pm
Recommended for ages 13 and up
$10 Reserved Seating
Here’s a nice article in the Berkshire Eagle about the performance, and my involvement in it. I will be leading the post-screening discussion.
Here’s another very good write-up about the show. I’m hoping for a good turnout on Saturday; part of our purpose here is to help build community.
And a short spot that appeared on WFCR in Amherst.
Mark Haddon’s internationally renowned, multi-award-winning novel is beautifully and imaginatively adapted into a stage play for the first time.
Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog, Wellington. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in his book to solve the mystery. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at math 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. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.
The event will include a Q&A with local speakers who will give their reactions to the performance, moderate an audience discussion, and help people share information on local autism resources.
Running time approx. 2 hrs. 40 mins., including 20min. intermission