WEDNESDAY 3/25-SUNDAY 4/19. Arkansas Repertory Theatre. $20-$80.
Presented as a play within a play, Simon Stephens’ award-winning “Curious Incident” provides insight into a different kind of perception with the story of Christopher Boone, a teenager who is a mathematical wizard but doesn’t do well with people. The second in The Rep’s spring season, the play is based on the best-seller by British author Michael Haddon. On stage, it’s won seven Olivier Awards in the U.K. and a best play Tony Award in the U.S. telling the story of Christopher’s decision to investigate the death of his neighbor’s dog. A special March 24 performance will benefit the Arkansas Autism Resource & Outreach Center; tickets for that performance range from $50-$100.