The William Daniel Mills Theatre Company
Renowned for its thought-provoking and innovative productions and their focus on ensuring theatre is accessible and inclusive for a diverse group of professionals and students. The new production, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, is a testament to this reputation. Adapted from Mark Haddon’s novel, with Director Edmarie Montes, Assistant Director Dee Quintero, and Producer Nick Bazo, the play presents a unique perspective on life through the eyes of a teenager with an extraordinary mind.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a captivating story that revolves around 15-year-old Christopher Boone. Exceptional at mathematics but finding daily social interactions challenging, Christopher lives a life of structured routine. The narrative begins with a startling event: the discovery of his neighbor’s dog, Wellington, killed with a garden fork. Christopher becomes a suspect, but he takes on the role of detective to clear his name, embarking on an adventure that turns his orderly world upside down.
Christopher stands out as a character for his unique view of the world. Diagnosed with an unspecified condition, he perceives the world with a literal and logical mindset that struggles with social cues and metaphors. This perspective is central to the play’s narrative and themes, offering audiences a glimpse into a mind that processes the world differently.
Experience the adventure that Christopher must navigate to solve the mystery surrounding Wellington’s death. However, as Christopher delves deeper, the story reveals layers of family secrets and launches Christopher on a journey of personal discovery. The investigation propels him beyond the safe confines of his neighborhood, challenging his perceptions and courage in a world that often feels overwhelming and chaotic.
At its core, the play explores themes of truth, family dynamics, and reality’s subjective nature. Christopher’s journey is a metaphor for the quest for truth and understanding in a complex world. The recurring motifs of logic, order, and the vast, starry night sky serve to contrast and highlight the chaotic nature of human relationships and emotions.
The William Daniel Mills Theatre Company’s production is notable for its creative staging and direction in partnership with Orlando Fringe’s year-round venue and hub for Orlando’s arts community, ArtSpace. The use of minimalistic sets and innovative lighting effectively mirrors Christopher’s inner world, creating a visual representation of his logical yet intricate thought processes. The cast delivers powerful performances, with a particular focus on authentically portraying the nuances of Christopher’s character.
Audiences have been deeply moved by this production. Many have found a new understanding and empathy for people who experience the world like Christopher. The play’s ability to blend mystery and drama, all while tackling serious themes, has been widely appreciated.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time produced by the William Daniel Mills Theatre Company is an immersive experience that challenges perceptions and opens up dialogue about difference, acceptance, and understanding.
Showcasing the beautiful ArtSpace Facility at Orlando Fringe, there will be three shows only:
February 2nd 7:30pm
February 3rd 7:30 pm
February 4th 2:00 pm – This show has an ASL interpreter for persons who are deaf and hard of hearing as well as audio description for persons with vision impairment or low vision.
Seating is limited, 166 seats per show.
Purchase tickets here to experience Christopher’s journey through personal growth and to solve a mystery.
Recommended for ages 13 and up for adult language, mature themes, and violence.
This production uses a strobe effect.
The William Daniel Mills Theatre Company is focused on ensuring theatre is accessible and inclusive with a diverse group of professionals and students. We are designed to promote skill, career, and character development of young adults and theatre professionals through our renowned Apprentice Program, our Agency Services and World-Class Productions.