I had the pleasure of having a girl's night out two weeks ago and saw The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Aurora Theatre. It was phenomenal. The best thing I enjoy about the Aurora Theatre is how the actors truly transform into their characters. This was no exception. The Curious Dog revolves around an autistic teenage-boy who wants to solve the murder of his neighbor's dog. The play then transforms into Christopher, played by Brandon Michael Mayes, uncovering another mystery in his life and how he handles it.
The play is poignant displaying the interaction of an autistic child with his parents, one who learns and grows with Christopher, and one who abandons him because they couldn't handle the pressure and constant demands. Not having an autistic child, myself, it opened my eyes to the circumstances of parents raising autistic children. I have a whole new perspective and appreciation for parents who are dealing with that situation.
There is some language in it, so I would not recommend the play for children younger than teenagers.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will play at Aurora Theatre Jan. 9 – Feb. 9. Single tickets are available now starting at $20 and can be purchased online at bit.ly/ATTheCuriousIncident or by calling the Box Office at 678-226-6222.
Regular show times are as follows:
Tuesday – Saturday at 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The show is recommended for teen and adult audiences. For more information on this production or other programming, please visit auroratheatre.com.