In the heartfelt story, Christopher has extraordinary mathematical ability but is an outsider, a loner who has never ventured away from home. He detests being touched, distrusts strangers and cannot lie, a combination that often gets him in trouble. Despite the objections of his father, Christopher determines to solve the mystery of the departed dog, a poodle named Wellington, but the investigation leads to discoveries, largely unwanted, that compel him to visit London on a daunting quest.
Noon, August 3 and 7 p.m. August 6. Various locations. For information, visit fathom.com. Prices vary.
Sun., Aug. 3, noon; Wed., Aug. 6, 7 p.m., 2014