Christopher’s Guiding Light

In Simon Stephens’ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a highly gifted teenage boy named Christopher Boone investigates the murder of his neighbor’s dog, Wellington. As his investigation unfolds, Christopher unearths family secrets that throw his world in a tailspin, making him question everything he believes, and spurring him on an adventure that will change his life forever. In FST’s production of Curious Incident, Ashton Heyl … Continue reading Christopher’s Guiding Light

With the Touch of a Hand

In Simon Stephens’ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a highly gifted teenage boy named Christopher Boone investigates the murder of his neighbor’s dog, Wellington. As his investigation unfolds, Christopher unearths family secrets that throw his world in a tailspin, making him question everything he believes, and spurring him on an adventure that will change his life forever. In FST’s production of Curious Incident, Rachel Moulton … Continue reading With the Touch of a Hand

The Arrow and the Archer

In Simon Stephens’ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a highly gifted teenage boy named Christopher Boone investigates the murder of his neighbor’s dog, Wellington. As his investigation unfolds, Christopher unearths family secrets that throw his world in a tailspin, making him question his relationship with his father, and spurring him on an adventure that will change his life forever. In FST’s production of Curious … Continue reading The Arrow and the Archer

Getting Into Christopher’s Shoes

In Simon Stephens’ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a highly gifted teenage boy named Christopher Boone investigates the murder of his neighbor’s dog, Wellington. As his investigation continues, Christopher unearths family secrets that put his world in a tailspin, spurring him to embark on an adventure that will change his life forever. In FST’s production of Curious Incident, Alexander Stuart is the second person on … Continue reading Getting Into Christopher’s Shoes

A Curious 15 Years

By TJ Lewis Mark Haddon published The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in 2004. Playwright Simon Stephens fell in love with Christopher Boone’s story, and two years later in 2006, Stephens and Haddon connected at the Royal National Theatre in London, where the two writers began to talk about developing the work for the stage. Curious Incident received its World Premiere at … Continue reading A Curious 15 Years

Reasoning Rediscovered

By TJ Lewis “I would have found it difficult writing this a year ago,” The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time author Mark Haddon shared with The Guardian in 2013. Haddon said that he talked about Curious Incident so much that he almost forgot what his reasoning behind the story was. Time after time, when he would explain it to someone, he felt like his … Continue reading Reasoning Rediscovered

Who Killed Wellington?

By Becca Jennings Who doesn’t like a good murder mystery? From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, the classic whodunnit has proven both irresistible and timeless. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a play by Simon Stephens based on a novel of the same name by Mark Haddon, too, has proven to be an irresistible British detective … Continue reading Who Killed Wellington?

A Riddle Within a Mystery

By Stan Getz The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is Simon Stephens’ theatrical adaptation of Mark Haddon’s novel. The play won seven Olivier Awards and five Tony Awards. It also breaks two major playwriting rules. Apparently … BREAKING THE RULES Rule #1: Write about relatable characters. The play revolves around Christopher, a gifted teenager with a beautiful mind. His IQ is off … Continue reading A Riddle Within a Mystery