StoryFest 2014 is proud to announce that this year's feature film production will be a rare theater-to-film showing of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time", based on Mark Haddon's best-selling, award winning mystery novel of the same name. "The Curious Incident...", which has become a sensation in England, was adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens and has won seven Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best New Play. Originally performed by the Cottesloe Theatre, the play was filmed as a part of the National Theatre Live series in Great Britain for limited distribution.
The plot revolves around 15-year-old protagonist Christopher John Francis Boone. After discovering his neighbour's dog suspiciously dead on the owner's front lawn, Christopher, who suffers from mild autism, sets out to solve the mystery, clear his name and expose the murderer.
The play's title is drawn from a direct quote by fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle's 1892 short story "Silver Blaze".