FREDONIA - The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a high-definition broadcast of the stage production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Captured live in high definition from London's National Theatre, this production is based on the best-selling novel by Mark Haddon. It stars Luke Treadaway (the original lead in the National Theatre's production of "War Horse") and has been hailed by London's The Times as "a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle."
Winner of a record seven Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play, the production is now headed to Broadway where it will open at the Barrymore Theatre on Oct. 5. It is the story of 15-year-old Christopher, who falls under suspicion of killing a neighbor's dog in the middle of the night. Innocent, he records each fact about the event in a journal he is writing to solve the mystery of the murder. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a high-definition broadcast of the stage production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” on Thursday at 7 p.m. Captured live in high definition from London’s National Theatre, this production is based on the best-selling novel by Mark Haddon and has been hailed by London’s The Times as “a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle.”
The New York Times says "this production presses some dazzling stagecraft into service" to spectacular effect and praises the script's "triumphant spirit" and Treadaway's performance as the mentally affected youth as "catching the necessary bluntness bordering on defiance, yet open and alert to the hypocrisy and injustice around him."
London's National Theatre launched its Live in HD series in June 2009, and since then, has presented more than 20 productions. These broadcasts have been seen by more than 1.5 million people in more than 500 venues around the world. Though each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that Live in HD audiences get the "best seat in the house" view of each production. Where these cameras are placed is different for each production to make sure that Live in HD audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time.
Tickets to "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" are $15 and may be purchased in person at the Opera House Box Office or by phone at 679-1891, Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. They also may be purchased online any time at www.fredopera.org.
This performance is part of the Opera House's Live in HD series of events, which is made possible by Dr. James M. and Marcia A. Merrins, who funded the purchase of the satellite transmission and projection equipment used in the series. It also is made possible, in part, with support from the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County.
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported, nonprofit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. A complete schedule of Opera House events is available at www.fredopera.org.