The Kennedy Center

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - Sunday, October 23, 2016


Based on the bestselling novel, this heartwarming story has an unforgettable young hero whose investigation of a mystery leads to a life-changing adventure in "one of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway" (New York Times). The production won five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Play.

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--The New York Times

"One of the biggest plays in town all year... an uncommonly high-flying theatrical ride."
--The Washington Post

"Brilliantly imaginative and whimsically abstract... an out-of-the-ordinary production that broadens theatrical perspectives and traditional thinking to limitless proportions and possibilities."
--DC Metro Theater Arts

"The way that the pieces of the puzzle fit together and cycle into one another make for a practically perfect experience… a tremendously spectacular production and most certainly one not to be missed."
--Theatre Bloom

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards
including Best Play

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

This critically acclaimed production is the Tony Award(r)–winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel and directed by Tony(r) winner Marianne Elliott. The production is the winner of five 2015 Tony Awards(r) including Best Play.

Recommended for age 12 and up. Note: this performance contains strong language. There is also a strong strobe effect at the top of the 2nd act.

Performance Timing:Act One - 70 min.; Intermission - 18 min.; Act Two - 65 min. 


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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time