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“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” set for Newtown stage


A mystery centered around a young man and a dead dog hits the Newtown Theatre stage from Oct. 19 through 22 in Newtown Arts Company’s production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”

The play by Simon Stephens, based on the best-selling novel by Mark Haddon, begins when 15-year-old Christopher Boone is discovered standing over the dead dog of his neighbor, murdered with a pitchfork.

He denies any responsibility, and as a fan of Sherlock Holmes, he vows to discover the murderer.

Christopher has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers.

Determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

This production, under the direction of James McCrane of Newtown, is presented by permission of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 19, 20, and 21; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22. Tickets may be purchased at

Newtown Arts Company dedicates a portion of the proceeds from its shows to a Scholarship Fund. Since its founding, Newtown Arts Company has granted more than $200,000 in scholarships to talented local students pursuing postsecondary education in the performing and fine arts.

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