A beautiful, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.
“…just terrific…a profoundly moving play about adolescence, fractured families, mathematics, colors, and lights…dazzling.” – Independent (London)
By Simon Stephens
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
April 21–25 and April 28-May 2, 2020 7:30 p.m.
April 26 & May 3, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Drama/Mystery | Tony Award-winning Best Play
Subscription Show #4
Fifteen-year-old Christopher is on a mission. After the untimely death of his neighbor’s dog, the brilliant but unique boy is compelled to investigate the crime. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel is brought to life
Language: Some strong language (details below)
Smoking/Drinking/Drug Use: None
Sex: The main character’s mother has an affair with a neighbor and he finds out about it—this is only talked about
Violence: The play opens with a dog lying in the middle of the stage—it is dead and there is a pitchfork sticking out of it. No animals have been harmed in the making of this production.
Age Appropriateness: New Stage recommends for ages 14 and up.