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Datebook: Community Players Stage 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime'

Not only is Broadway re-opening this month, but the Community Players Theatre in Bloomington has officially kicked off its 99th season with "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime."

“You can kind of tell by the title, it’s kind of a mystery,” said director Cristen Monson.

The production takes you on the journey of solving a mystery with lead investigator and character, Christopher Boone. Monson said he's "a 15-year-old boy and it never says that he is on the autism spectrum, but most people assume that he is. His brain works differently than a neuro-typical person might.”

The play takes place in a little town in England, and the audience joins Boone on solving the mystery of the death of Wellington, the neighbor’s dog. But the play also takes place inside of Boone’s mind, “so there’s projections and sounds … because of how he sees the world,” says Monson.

With the cast and the production design, the audience will get immersed into the world of Christopher and along the way share in the themes of bravery and family.

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" will finish up its run this weekend at the Community Players Theatre in Bloomington.

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Ariele Jones is WGLT's assistant program director and host of Morning Edition, Highway 309, and Center Stage.
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