National Theatre Live Season Starts Sept. 20

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) is pleased to announce the showing of National Theatre Live in HD's production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC), 777 W. Olive St. in Newport.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) is pleased to announce the showing of National Theatre Live in HD's production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC), 777 W. Olive St. in Newport.

National Theatre Live begins its fourth season with "Curious Incident," which is based on Mark Haddon's beloved and award-winning novel and adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens. Marianne Elliott (War Horse) directs this richly theatrical exploration of Haddon's touching and bleakly humorous story.

Christopher, 15 years old, stands beside Mrs. Shears' dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at math, while 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.

More about the National Theatre

National Theatre Live is an initiative by the UK's National Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world. Since its first season, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of "Phédre" starring Helen Mirren, over 750,000 people have now experienced the National's work on movie screens worldwide.

Local support for NT Live Events

OCCA appreciates the support of the Jeannette Hofer Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation and the City of Newport, as well as individual event sponsors, which makes it possible to show NT Live in HD productions at the PAC.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students. Buy tickets at the PAC box office, 777 W. Olive Street in Newport, or by calling 541-265-ARTS (2787). PAC box office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (excepting holidays), and one hour prior to performance times.

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