The Curious Incident Of The Dog

1540 WordsOct 19, 20167 Pages
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, originally a novel written by Mark Maddon was created into a Tony Award winning play by Simon Stephens in 2015, and is a must see. This play revolves around a fifteen-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome, Christopher Boone, and begins with him trying to discover who killed the neighbors dog-Wellington. As the play progresses we soon find out that this is the least of his worries. This story is one of the first written from the perspective of a person with a form of autism. I saw this play at the Gielgul Theater and it was quite the experience. The proscenium arch stage was highlighted by the stadium like seating arrangement and large overhead balcony. The red seating and gold accents along the walls and balcony gave the theater a classic lavish feel. It truly enhanced the atmosphere and in turn added to the overall experience in a positive manor. Although the physical stage and auditorium were impressive, the sets, lighting, props, and sound really put this production to the next level. Throughout Curious Incident, the sets and lighting coincided with one another. The director utilized the advance lighting and placement to create different scenes regardless of the various character’s locations. For example, while Christopher and his father were in their house, a spot light shinned on each of them. Although they were at the same level on the stage the lighting and tone of voice gave the audience a perspective that they

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