Encore of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ at Sierra Cinemas | TheUnion.com

Encore of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ at Sierra Cinemas

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Manuel Harlan |

Sierra Cinemas will offer one more screening of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” the first play in the new season from National Theatre Live.

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is based on Mark Haddon’s celebrated, multi-award-winning novel, beautifully and imaginatively adapted into a stage play for the first time. The play opens on Christopher, 15 years old, standing beside Mrs. Shears’ dead dog, Wellington. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight, and Christopher is under suspicion. He immediately launches his own investigation to determine the murderer. He records each fact in his book to solve the mystery. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at math but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

Haddon’s novel was Whitbread Book of the Year in 2003 and has now sold more than 2 million copies around the world. Director Marianne Elliott co-directed the globally successful stage production of “War Horse” for the National, for which she won a Tony Award in 2011.

National Theatre Live performances are filmed live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to almost 400 cinemas around the world, live in Europe and some US cities and time-delayed in countries farther afield. The performances at the National are nominated in advance to allow cameras greater freedom in the auditorium.

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” runs approximately two and a half hours including intermission.

For information, visit http://www.SierraTheaters.com or http://www.ntlive.com or call (530) 477-9000.

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