The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

When Christopher, a teenage boy, is caught next to a dead dog just after midnight, he immediately, though perhaps not justifiably, falls under suspicion. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, being presented here by the National Theatre of London, began as an award-winning novel by Mark Haddon. It was later made into an acclaimed stage play, winning seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Play in 2013. The production was filmed during the play’s original run in the Cottesloe Theatre and is now screening in a limited theatrical release.

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 Prices vary.
Sun., Aug. 3, noon; Wed., Aug. 6, 7 p.m., 2014