Winner of five Tony Awards including
‘Best Play’ and seven Olivier Awards, The Curious Incident of the Dog
in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to
thrilling life on the outdoor stage at the PORT Park starting this week.
The play was adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens.
The play will be the annual drama in the
park performance that is free and open to the public throughout July. The
premiere started on Wednesday, July 10, but will continue Weds. through Sunday
until July 28.
Tenacious and intelligent, Christopher
has an extraordinary brain – better at solving math equations than
navigating a world that’s stubbornly out of sync with how his mind
works. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests
being touched, and he distrusts strangers. When he falls
under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify
the true culprit. His detective work leads to
an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his
Fifteen-year old Christopher will be played
by 15-year old Seamus Doyle, who has appeared in Commonwealth Shakespeare
Company’s productions of Richard III and Fear and
Misery in the Third Reich. His credits include Fiddler on the Roof with
New Repertory Theatre, and more than 10 productions with Watertown
Children’s Theatre. He previously played Christopher in a school production
of Curious Incident at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols
This is David’s 22nd show with Apollinaire –
standouts include last summer’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Norton
nominee- Outstanding Fringe Production). His work has also been heard coast to
coast from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to Boston’s SpeakEasy Stage. He
recently won the
Norton award for Outstanding Musical
Direction. Lighting Designer Christopher Bocchiaro, whose work made a
splash last summer, will be lighting the play and designer Elizabeth
Rocha is creating the costumes.
The director is long-time Chelsea favorite
Danielle Fauteux Jacques.
Audience members are encouraged to bring
blankets or beach chairs, and a picnic to enjoy along with the harbor
Performances are July 10-28,
Weds.-Sun., 8 p.m. and are free. All performances are in the PORT Park, 99
Marginal Street, on the Chelsea Waterfront.
Free parking is available on site. The run
time is an estimated 2 hours 15 minutes.
www.apollinairetheatre.com or (617) 887-2336.
of rain, call (617) 887-2336 to check status.
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