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“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” – Sensory-Friendly Performance


Saturday, March 9, 2019    
1:00 pm


Krannert Center
500 S. Goodwiin Ave., Urbana, IL

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A safe and welcoming opportunity for young adults with sensory issues to enjoy this play-within-a-play.

Based on Mark Haddon’s prizewinning 2003 novel, the play presents a young man’s search for answers—to his favorite math problems, about what it means to be different, to the question of who murdered the neighbor’s dog.

A play-within-a-play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” explores the bonds between parent and child and what it means to accept shortcomings in those we love.

The March 9 performance at the Colwell Playhouse at the Krannert Center  in Urbana is intended as a safe and welcoming opportunity for adults and young adults on the autism spectrum and their supporters.

The relaxed, sensory-friendly environment may also work well for those who have other chronic issues, may not be able to sit for long periods of time or may simply enjoy a more casual performance experience.

Tickets are $10.

A warning that Illinois Theatre’s production contains the graphic depiction of an animal’s death, which may not be suitable for all viewers. The play is based on Mark Haddon’s Young Adult novel and is most appropriate for audiences ages 14 and up.

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