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ECU SCREENS open its fifth season with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

Open to the public, the screening is $10 for members of the community. ECU SCREENS will be sponsoring free admission for ECU students.

Captured live from the National Theatre in London, this critically acclaimed production is based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon. Directed by Marianne Elliot (Angels in America, War Horse), The Curious Incident has astonished audiences around the world and has received seven Olivier and five Tony Awards®, including Best Play.

At the opening of the play, 15-year-old Christopher 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. Christopher 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.

Praised as “funny and extremely moving” by the Daily Telegraph, this production is deemed “a perfect theatrical marriage of performance and effect” by The Times of London Luke Treadaway’s performance in the lead role is singled out as “astonishing” by. Time Out London.

Curious Incident’s 2-hour-and-30-minute running time includes one intermission. ECU SCREENS will continue its tradition of serving audience members with free ice cream during the intermission.

Please be advised this production contains strobe lighting effects.

NT Live is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British

theatre to cinemas around the world. Following the The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, ECU SCREENS will be presenting NT Live’s production of two classics by William

Shakespeare: Macbeth at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 and Julius Caesar at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov.8.

To learn more about ECU SCREENS, like the ECU SCREENS Facebook page or visit For more information about the Royal National Theatre in Great Britain and the NT Live screenings, visit Dr. Rebecca Nicholson-Weir, co-director of ECU SCREENS, may be contacted at (580) 559-5929 or



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