Review by Jeanne Kinley Deller:
Based on a 2003 best-selling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, the current play at The Paramount Theatre provides an unforgettable experience.
Adam Langdon’s portrayal of Christopher, a fifteen-year-old mathematical genius struggling with autism, is phenomenal in every way. Effortlessly, or so it seems, his ability to pull the audience into the frenetic existence of one plagued with the terror of being touched, loud noises, and other ghastly triggers is astounding. Langdon’s agility, flexibility, and brilliance in this role are a must see—he truly carries the show to unimaginable heights.
A shout out to Amelia White for strengths in her delightful role as Mrs. Alexander—her elocution was perfection.
Choreography by Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett is fantastical and astounding. Ingenious scenic designs by Bunny Christie, in addition to innovative lighting designs by Paule Constable, transport the audience into Christopher’s frightening, autistic world. Never have we experienced theatre more mesmerizing.
This five-time 2015 Tony Award winner, including the award for “Best Play,” is at The Paramount in Seattle now through July 30. Tickets here.
Photos by Joan Marcus.