Art Exhibit to Accompany Omaha Community Playhouse Production

When The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opens in January at the Omaha Community Playhouse, audiences will be able to view a companion art exhibit in the lobby.

The exhibit, titled “Adventures,” is a collaboration of WhyArts and the Autism Center of Nebraska. In December, the two organizations hosted a pair of visual arts workshops in which the participants created work for the exhibit. With the help of WhyArts teaching artists, they explored the theme through clay, paint and collage activities.

Winner of five Tony Awards and based on the best-selling mystery novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time tells the emotional story of Christopher, a 15-year-old boy with autism who sets out to solve the mysterious death of a neighbor’s dog. As he embarks on an incredible adventure to find answers, his perceptions of trust and reality are turned upside-down. The play runs Jan. 18-Feb. 10 at the Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass Street.

The public is invited to view “Adventures” Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 4:00pm during the play’s run. For more information about WhyArts, visit whyartsinc.org. For more information about the Autism Center of Nebraska, visit autismcenterofnebraska.org.