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
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
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.