Meet Christopher Boone: a 15 year-old British teen on the autism spectrum, who has a distinct way of viewing the world. He hates the color yellow; loves red and metallics. Avoids strangers; favors animals, especially his pet rat Toby. Sees every detail; loathes being touched. Enjoys math; resents metaphors and lies.
The play begins with Christopher standing next to the body of his neighbor’s dog, who’s been speared with a pitch fork. Determined to solve the murder and clear his name, Christopher embarks on an investigation of his own. As he delves into his detective work, he unearths even deeper mysteries about his own life and the chaotic world around him, galvanizing him on a thrilling, yet challenging odyssey to bring the logic and order he craves back into his life.
Thought-provoking and moving, Curious Incident is at once an intimate family drama and a universal tale about belonging, trust, and community.
WINNER OF THE TONY & OLIVIER AWARD FOR BEST PLAY