The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The National Theatre (UK) production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, now playing at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, introduces two new stars to area theatergoers. The first is Adam Langdon, a recent Julliard graduate, who plays Christopher, a 15 year-old autistic boy conducting an investigation into the eponymous incident. He’s sensational, from the spot-on London accent to an array of convincing physical tics. The production’s biggest asset may be the design team, overseen by director Marianne Elliott. Bunny Christie (scenic and costume), Paule Constable (lighting), and Finn Ross (video) make visual magic. The mise en scene at “Curious” is mesmerizing, hypnotic. It’s hard to stop watching.