Mahaiwe Offers Autism-Friendly Screening of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime”

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

On Saturday, November 3rd at 2pm, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington will offer an autism-friendly screening of London’s National Theater’s production of, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.”

This production is a theatrical adaptation of Mark Haddon’s novel of the same name.  The story is told through the eyes of Christopher, a 15-year-old with autism who has a remarkable brain but finds the tasks of day-to-day life to be difficult, at best.  The show follows him through his detective work (forbidden by his father) to determine the cause of death of his neighbor’s dog, which Christopher found dead in the middle of the night.

Following this “Live in HD” encore broadcast will be a community dialogue about autism, intended to build connections between those in the autism community.  The event is open to autistic people and their families, caregivers, education specialists, clinicians, and community members who are simply interested in learning more about autism.  The show is appropriate for teenagers (13yo+), and can provide students unfamiliar with autism with a better understanding of the inner workings of the autistic mind.  For more information, call Mahaiwe at 413-528-0100 or visit on line at www.mahaiwe.org.  Tickets are available at the box office, located at 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA.

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