"Curious Incident" comes to The Peacock

  • The cast of The Curious Incident includes (from left): Virginia Mattox, BJ Foster, Jessica Gentry, Ben Stephens, David Layfield, Lamar Barber, Jon Jordan. Not pictured is Susan Morgan. Photo by Pam Roman.
    The cast of The Curious Incident includes (from left): Virginia Mattox, BJ Foster, Jessica Gentry, Ben Stephens, David Layfield, Lamar Barber, Jon Jordan. Not pictured is Susan Morgan. Photo by Pam Roman.
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Resident Artistic Director Laurel Adams says the Peacock is ready to stun audiences with their season finale, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" opening Friday, Oct. 11. 

The play, based on the popular novel by Mark Haddon, is debuting at the Peacock with arguably the most unique production qualities ever seen there. 

“Not only is the script compelling, but in order to try and show the audience what it’s like to be inside the mind of 15-year old math genius, Christopher Boone, who also faces the challenges of being autistic, we have created sound, lighting effects, visual images and choreographed movement quite unlike anything we’ve done here,” says Adams. 

"Curious Incident" is the winner of 7 Olivier Awards in 2013 for its original production in the UK and the Broadway production in 2015 won the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama League Award and the Tony Award – all for best play of the season.  

The story starts with the murder of a neighbor’s dog, with young Christopher being the only suspect. In an effort to exonerate himself, Christopher decides to do detective work much like his hero, Sherlock Holmes. He also decides to write everything down in a diary which his Special Needs teacher, Siobhan, discovers and encourages him to turn into a play. But when Christopher tries to discover the answer to that original mystery, he uncovers another far greater one that changes his life.

Why should you see this show? It offers a unique look at what it’s like to be “different” in this way. It features an extraordinary cast. It offers ‘big-city’ staging right here – no fighting the traffic in Atlanta. It will be a show you’ll ponder over and talk about and maybe even argue about for some time.  

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" runs Friday, Oct. 11 – Sunday, Oct. 13; then Friday – Sunday, Oct. 18-20 at the Peacock, 301 Church Street, Hayesville. Friday and Saturday performances are 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.

Seating is reserved and tickets are on sale now: $20 for adults, $9 for students, with group discounts available. To purchase tickets, call/visit the office weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 828-389-2787; visit the website at thepeacocknc.org; or stop by Tiger's Mercantile on the Square.