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  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Ahmanson Theatre

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Ahmanson Theatre
135 North Grand Ave Los Angeles

Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Play, the acclaimed National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is now touring North America. This Broadway phenomenon, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse), in an adaptation by Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephen, brings Mark Haddon's internationally best-selling novel to thrilling life. When the curtain rises at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre, you'll meet 15-year-old Christopher Boone. Christopher has an extraordinary brain -- exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, Christopher sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. Recommended for ages 10 and older, due to adult language.

Thru - Mar 1, 2020

Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 5:00pm

Price: $70

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 213-628-2772

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Los Angeles Times - Highly Recommended

"...I’ve seen Marianne Elliott’s production in the West End and on Broadway, where she won the Tony for her direction (her second after “War Horse”), and what continues to impress me is the way she dynamically theatricalizes Christopher’s relationship to the world."
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Charles McNulty

Edge - Highly Recommended

"...While the play may not be appropriate for small children due to the adult subject matter (they'd be bored), some language and the possibility that some of the lighting effects might frighten them, teenagers should be allowed to attend the production to learn about how the mind can work. It's a fascinating thrill ride that pays off emotionally. (Make sure to stay for the "After-the-Credits" sequence. It's a doozy.)"
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Harker Jones

Stage and Cinema - Highly Recommended

"...The pursuit of the dog-killer was never more than a pretext for the boy’s identity quest. But at drama’s end Christopher’s devotion to the late Wellington is gorgeously redeemed in a transcendent stage picture. Unlike Christopher’s absolutes and abstractions, it’s not at all symbolic. No story could end better."
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Frank Arthur

LA Splash - Recommended

"...THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is an unusual production. While it may be a bit long for its simple story – and while the Ahmanson stage might be a bit large for this relatively small, personal tale – it is still an intriguing and creative piece which should appeal to most audiences. Frequent injections of humor should add to this involving entertainment."
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Elaine Mura

ArtsBeatLA - Somewhat Recommended

"...Sadly, this production from The National Theatre of Britain suffers from some overly dramatic acting and over enunciation (everything is so terrible spiffing!) in its attempt to express the heart of the story beneath the technical spectacle."
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Pauline Adamek

Stage Raw - Highly Recommended

"...Los Angeles is fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy this lavish, technically splendid production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time which is making its local stop at the Ahmanson this month. A hit when it premiered at the Royal National Theatre in London in 2012, it opened on Broadway in 2014, winning a host of awards including the Tony Award for Best Play."
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Paul Birchall

Haines His Way - Recommended

"...It is an intriguing piece of theatre that contains a tour-de-force performance by Langdon. His Christopher can be very off-putting at times, but Landgon never wavers in his dedication to the role. It is a very high tech production-a large black box scenic design by Bunny Christie upon which Finn Ross's video design highlighting Christopher's though processes are shown. Paule Constable's lighting design and the sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph are an integral part of the experience."
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Rob Stevens

Ticket Holders LA - Highly Recommended

"...Adapted wondrously by Simon Stephens from the international best-selling novel by Mark Haddon, it's not hard to understand why The Curious Incident... won seven Olivier Awards in the West End and five Tony Awards on Broadway, including in both contests Best Play, Best Director honors for Marianne Elliott, and Best Choreography for Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett."
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Travis Michael Holder

On Stage Blog - Recommended

"...The reason I have talked so little about the plot is because it is arguably the least special thing about this show. That is not to discredit it-it is an engaging story that keeps you invested even throughout a relatively lengthy two and a half hours. But when every other element feels exceptional, something has to be a bit ordinary. Oh, and don't worry-they make up for the disturbing initial image with the crowd-pleasing appearance of a ridiculously adorable puppy towards the end."
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Erin Conley

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