FARMERS ALLEY THEATRE
Kalamazoo, MI - Winter 2019
15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but 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. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.
The show is based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens. J. Scott Lapp directs the Michigan premiere with movement coordination by Chelsea Nicole Lapp. The creative team includes scenic design and projections by Justin Thomas, lighting design by Jason Drink, sound design by Alex Tobin and costume design by Lisa Hartridge. Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo, Michigan is the producer.